abbreviation of science fiction n. 2
I haven’t heard much about the Junior Association since I left home, but what I have seen in your columns about all the boy’s sci-fic. clubs looks like Jim’s chance.
The correct abbreviation for ‘science fiction’ is: (1) sfn. (2) sci-fic. (3) stn. (4) s-f.
We expect to surpass the Hi in Fun-tasy establisht in the Apr Fool edition of the early Sci Fic Di-jest.
Almost unheralded comes IMAG-INDEX, LA’s latest contribution to fandom. Presenting Table of Contents of every pro sci-fic mag from ’26 to ’38... 72 mimeod pages between stiff covers, priced at only 50c!
New semi-slick fantasy and scific magazine to appear soon. Details scarce and confidential, but [...] quality will be reflected in the fact that yours truly, BT, has sold story to mag. (That last is a joke, gents.)
Does your science-fiction story taste different lately? Is the flat familiar stale taste disappearing? Have you noticed a new tingling sensation in the area of your brain? Do you suffer from discomfort in your social thinking? Dislocation of perspective? There’s a reason. Its name is Synthesis, and sci-fic is its prophet.
About the time I left the sci-fic scene…sex took over as the main theme of sci-fic as well as in other fields. [ellipsis in orig.]
But his wrinkle-in-time sci-fic melodrama still looks ravishing.
Earliest date in OED: 1963.
Last modified 2022-02-16 16:11:06
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