scientifictionist n.

a fan or writer of science fiction n. 2


SF Criticism

  • 1929 Amazing Stories May 172 page image

    When a Scientist turns ‘Scientifictionist’, something good is to be expected. The author of this story is an instructor in chemistry.

  • 1935 R. J. Binder Letter in Wonder Stories Oct. 634/1 page image

    Sixth—I agree with you in the May issue in regard to Forrie’s letter. He is the scientifictionist.

  • 1935 D. H. Green Letter in Wonder Stories Oct. 637/1 page image

    All I ask, and I'll wager the entire scientifictionist (apologies to Ackerman—is it copyrighted?) world is directly or indirectly in accord with me—all I ask is that you switch your stock to either a better grade pulp or poor grade gloss, which latter, I understand, is almost as cheap as the grade of paper you’re using now.

  • 1947 Startling Stories May 111/1 (advt.) page image

    SCIENTIFICTIONIST: 13618 Cedar Grove, Detroit 5, Michigan. Editor, Henry Elsner Jr. Published bi-monthly. 10c per copy, three issues 25c.

  • 1950 Fantasy Advertiser Jan. 13/2 (advt.)

    Will Sykora Scientifictionist—Science Hobbyist

  • 1974 S. Moskowitz SF Profile: Arthur C. Clarke in Thrilling Science Fiction Dec. 123/2 page image Sam Moskowitz bibliography

    Edward John Carnell, a leading scientifictionist who had once guest-edited the Dec., 1937 issue of The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, talked Pendulum Publications into issuing New Worlds.

Research requirements

antedating 1929

Earliest cite

in Amazing Stories

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted 1935 cites from a letters by Robt. J. Binder and D. H. Green in Wonder Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from the fanzine review column in Startling Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from an ad in Fantasy Advertiser.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite from editorial material by Charles Hornig in the magazine Science Fiction.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1929 cite from editorial material in Amazing Stories.

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