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Minac was a science fiction fanzine by Les Gerber and Ted White.

Minac was published in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A. The title was short for 'minimal fan activity', usually for an Apazine.

Issue 5 and 6 were published in September 1963. Issue 7 was released in October 1963. Issue 8 appeared in November 1963, apparently late. An issue 8 and 1/2 was published by Bill Blackbeard and Redd Boggs, a hoax issue. Issues 9 and 10 appeared in December 1963. Issue 11 was published in january 1964; issue 12 in February 1964; issue 13 in March 1964; and 14 in April 1964. The last issue, 15, also appeared sometime in 1964.

A regular fanzine review column was contributed by Terry Carr (Lighthouse). Editorials were by Ted White.

Artwork was contributed by Khan Jon, and William Rotsler.

Letters came from Norm Clarke (Honque, Descant), Gary Deifdorfer, and John Foyster (Australian Science Fiction Review (second series)), among others.

Les Gerber had previously published the title Umglick in 1958, and Romp for OMPA.

Ted White also co-edited Stellar with Larry Stark in 1956-1957, followed by Void when he joined the founding editors, Greg and Jim Benford in 1960. Other fanzines he's published include Null-F (for FAPA), Egoboo with John D. Berry, Crank with Rob Hansen, egoscan, and Pong (with Dan Steffan). In the 1990s, he and Dan Steffan won the FAAn Award for Best Fanzine for their title BLAT!.