an issue or edition in a series; spec. an issue of a magazine, esp. (in early use) a fanzine
Esperanto th language of ATLANTIS! What phantasy this? Only last ish U read, U say, this yr is 50th Anniversry of Esp—then how could it’v been th common tongue of th ancient legendary isle?
What strange part of your mind (?) made you reprint Morey’s pic from the third ish.
In the winter ish, the stories were so good that it was pretty hard to classify them.
Here are my criticisms of the Jan. ish.
Rather a plentiful swarm of femme-fans' letters in TEV this ish. The femmes are all right I suppose but too many of them louse up an otherwise good TEV section.
I am rather busy and have formed the habit of rarely reading a whole ish at a sitting, but buying every ish and looking in the Vizi to find out which stories to read in my unread back numbers.
We, the rabid fen, are also a good writer’s best press agents with our little fanzines and their free advertising to those people who buy STF mags. Do not underestimate fandom, Mister Hall. His idea that rabid fans are (a) few and (b) monopolizing the Vizi is also false. You may have noticed that those few rabid fans change often. Old fen get tired of writing (but not of reading—such a thing is unheard of) and new fen take their places. The letter I won the prize for was the first I had ever written to a prozine. Ray Ramsay, in the Summer ish, was a regular reader, but that was his first letter.
That illo is the best in the ish, but sort of nutz.
Over the years, they [sc. fanzines] have developed a special argot: ‘ish’ for ‘issue’; ‘illo’ for ‘illustration’; ‘faned’ (rhymes with ‘Slan head’) for ‘fan editor’, to give a few examples.
Next ish: a guide to who is who of the Howard heroes in the centerspread.
This is…the early July 1961 ish of Amra, a magazine published as often as we can make it.
My sincerest apologies to Brother Ron Smith in the December ish.
Forrest J. Ackerman
Added to the OED as a new entry in September 2003, with an earliest cite of 1955. Updated Dec 2004 to include the 1942 citation.
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