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I am supposed to report Münchhaussen’s [sic] doings; am supposed to be writing fiction, scientifiction, to be correct.
Scientifiction: The British Fantasy Review.
You're not a full-fledged scientifiction fan unless you own a membership card in the Science Fiction League. Thousands of science-fictioneers the world over belong to this active, international organization devoted to fantasy fans' fraternization.
But infinite numbers of pulp paper scientifiction magazines and those curious mimeographed fan bulletins that are known by the portmanteau name of fanzines, a complete set of Fowler Foulkes, almost as reverently bound as Hilary’s, a goodly lot of Shiel and Stapledon.
First—Why should scientifiction magazines publish only scientifiction?
It’s a devastating refutation of ‘scientifiction’ in its guise as narrow technolatry.
It catalyzed the growing awareness of style and technique in science fiction and interrupted the tradition of clumsy formula writing which had persisted, in various guises, ever since the birth of ‘scientifiction’ in the 1920s.
We surprised the maid, who was sitting down reading a battered copy of the old scientifiction novel Nineteen Seventy-Four.
Hugo Gernsback in Electrical Experimenter
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