zine n.

= fanzine n.

[shortening of fanzine n., or directly from magazine]


SF Fandom

  • 1941 H. Jenkins Letter in Fantasite (vol. 1, iss. 4) July 25/1 page image Harry Jenkins, Jr.

    CONTENTS PAGE—Not up to par with the rest of the zine.

  • 1944 J. B. Speer Fancyclopedia 34/1 Jack Speer bibliography

    The Check-List also gives variant names of a given zine, summarizes dates by volume and number, and includes information and rumors on proposed magazines that never appeared.

  • 1946 ‘Sergeant Saturn’ Review of Science Fiction Fan Publications in Startling Stories Summer 109/1 page image

    A couple of hunks of the ’zine were torn off in the unbinding process, but here is what on what [sic] was left.

  • 1947 Review of the Science Fiction Fan Publications in Startling Stories May 112/2 page image

    Poor printing and snafu artwork keeps this Detroit zine down in the doldrums despite a high-powered lineup that includes Brazier, Elsner, Tigrina and Joe Kennedy.

  • 1947 Review of the Science Fiction Fan Publications in Startling Stories May 113/1 page image

    Not overimpressive for a 'zine that terms itself somewhat grandiosely ‘official organ of the National Fantasy Fan Federation’.

  • 1962 D. Franson Key to the Terminology of Science-Fiction Fandom 18 Donald Franson bibliography

    Zine, magazine, fanzine or prozine.

  • 1988 S. McCrumb Bimbos of Death Sun viii. 102 Sharyn McCrumb bibliography

    Such an article once written would be reprinted in every zine in fandom.

  • 1991 Fantasy Spring 50/3

    I read that the ‘zines associated with the club were looking for stories.

  • 1993 SFRA Review May 64

    They can respond to the text through fan activity, 'zines, rewriting episodes, and so on.

  • 1993 Science Fiction Studies Nov. 451

    One of the most embarrassing aspects of reviewing BCP [Beyond Cyberpunk] is to realize how much closer to taking advantage of this powerful and exciting technology are zines such as bOING, bOING than are ‘cutting-edge’ academic journals such as SCIENCE FICTION STUDIES.

  • 1993 B. Shaw Alien Porn in Interzone (#67) Jan. 29/1 page image Bob Shaw bibliography

    For all we know, what you have here are cookery and fashion zines.

Research requirements

antedating 1941

Earliest cite

in Fantasite

Research History
Cory Panshin submitted 1947 cites from the fanzine review columns in Startling Stories for both "zine" and "'zine".
Keith Stokes submitted a 1962 cite from "A Key to the Terminology of S-F Fandom".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a fanzine review by "Sergeant Saturn" in the Summer 1946 Startling Stories.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1941 cite from Fantasite.

(Earliest cite in OED2: 1965; updated to 1946 in OED3.)

Last modified 2021-03-19 21:31:29
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