stfdom n.

the realm of science fiction



SF Fandom

  • 1944 L. Marlow Purely Personal in Banshee (#4) Mar. 12 page image

    Fanzines are full of articles, very idealistic articles, painting a rosy picture of Stfdom after the war.

  • 1947 Rev. of Science Fiction Fan Publications in Startling Stories July 110/2

    A monumental job by the VAMPIRE man, a 76-page ship of the line, featuring intelligent reviews of all phases of fandom and professional stfdom which features perhaps the best of the annual polls on just about everything.

  • 1952 P. Nowell in Planet Stories Nov. 112/2

    He also said that stfdom should write in about it.

  • 1959 R. Eney Fancyclopedia II 129 Dick Eney bibliography

    In practice most of the fan-pro prejudice Tucker remarks is turned against those their own sections of stfdom admit to be obnoxiousβ€”7th Fandom and the other Beanie Brigadiers, and the less scrupulous or more conceited professionals.

Research requirements

antedating 1947

Earliest cite

in 'Startling Stories'

Research History
Mike Christie submitted a 1952 cite from a letter to Planet Stories by Paul Nowell.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from a fan magazine review in Startling Stories by the editor.
Fred Galvin submitted 1959 cites from Dick Eney's "Fancyclopedia II".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1944 cite from Len Marlow.

We would like cites of any date from other sources.

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