fans, considered collectively
[1908 Times-Dispatch (Richmond, VA) 1 May 7/1
The dark clouds that centred over Richmond yesterday, venting their spite upon all fankind, killed the scheduled game between the Lawmakers and Lynchburg.]
Whether Sykora can loose and bind / In fandom as well as on Earth; / If it be wiser to kill fankind / Before or after birth
Paean by Miguel in Gargoyle (#1) Mar. 7
Glenn, U restore our faith in fankind!
Voice of Voice in Voice of Imagi-Nation (#5) Apr. 1
Among Fankind in Science-Fiction Five-Yearly (#1) 15 (title of illustration)
And from Moscow—which we know today as Moskowitz—came the war that ended the First Age of Fandom and almost ended the existence of all fankind.
Way of Life in Fantastic Universe Oct. 16/1
Ghod created the Fugghead to bug fankind, so that we might not grow too slothful nor too smug.
En Garde! in Algol (#12) 37
‘Alter-Ego is always gentle, Geis. I purr with love for all fankind. I adore crudzines. I—’ ‘All right, Alter, quit the bullshit and get on with it.’
Recent Fan Magazines in Alien Critic (#4) Jan. 6/1
I feel that each of the three fan activities cited have their own valid place in fankind, and none should supplant the other. Fankind, like comics, needs to provide diversity in order to survive.
What Fankind Needs in WOWEEKAZOWIE! (#4) Fall–Winter 5/1
[Midwestcon 37 speech] Always remember: Dr. Halley’s Comet Pills are the salvation of fankind, and a source of inspiration to the Big Name Pros. Two pills tonight, tomorrow a Hugo winner.
Convention Speech, Sort Of... in Outworlds (#49) Apr. 1637/2
If you can give more space for worthwhile works to be reviewed and cut back on space given to reviews of shitty books (as Paul Preuss implies about his Augean labors) then you’ll have taken one small step for fankind.
Letter in N.Y. Review of Science Fiction June 23/2
One Giant Leap for Fankind.
My Best Friend Is a Wookiee xv. 183 (title of chapter)
Research HistorySuggested, and most cites supplied, by Ben Ostrowsky.
Simon Koppel submitted a 1908 cite from the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch.
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