fantastic n. 2

a work of fantasy n. 1


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SF Criticism

  • 1937 Amateur Correspondent (#1) May–June 20 (advt.) page image

    Have about 250 old Argosies, 1923 to 1927. Many fantastics. Send dime for list. (I am not a dealer.)

  • 1944 L. A. Croutch Light Flashes in Canadian Fandom (#6) Jan. 8/1 page image Leslie A. Croutch

    Another outfit is filming ‘Tarzan and the Sheik’. This doesn’t suggest a weirdie or fantastic, I’ll admit, but it may be. Note I give the impression that I don’t count Tarzan’s films as fantastics. His are adventure films, mostly kid stuff, and nothing very spectacular at that.

  • 1947 P. F. Anderson Letter in Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb. 98/1 page image

    Call Him Demon is the best fantastic of the year. How did you swing the thing, Sarge? Gad, man, congrats! It’s perfect.

  • 1948 M. Zimmer East Greenbush Rides Again in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 129/1 (letter) page image Marion Zimmer Bradley

    Oh, please—isn’t it about time for another Kuttner full-length fantastic?

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antedating 1937

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from a letter in Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Marion Zimmer in Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Bee Ostrowsky submitted a 1937 cite from a zine.
Bee Ostrowsky submitted a 1944 cite from a Canadian zine.

We would like cites of any date from other authors.

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