A Sense Of FAPA
A Sense Of FAPA is a science fiction fanzine edited by Richard 'Dick' Eney.
A Sense Of FAPA: Selection From The Mailing Of The Fantasy Anateur Press Association was published August 1962 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary and the 100th mailing of the Fantasy Amateur Press Association, science fiction's longest running Amateur Press Association.
It is 388 pages, and mimeographed on pale blue bond paper. As it was too large for any stapler, this fanzine is strap bound in a plain black folder. Approximately 150 copies were produced.
Richard Eney chose a selection of the best work published during the first quarter century of FAPA's existence. Introductions are by Harry Warner, Jr., Jack Speer and Richard Eney. Contributions include Jack Speer's science fiction fan history, "Up to Now"; "Mutation Or Death", John Michel's tract for The Futurians; and The Acolyte editor F. Towner Laney's "Oh! Sweet Idiocy!".
Other writings were by James Blish (The Planeteer), Redd Boggs (Sky Hook), Charles Burbee (Shangri L'Affaires), Dean Grennell (Grue), Joe Kennedy (Vampire), Henry Kuttner, P. Schuyler Miller, Milton A. Rothman (Fantasy Fiction Telegram), William Rotsler, Rog Phillips, Robert Silverberg (Spaceship), Ted White, C.S. Youd (The Fantast), and Andy Young.
Also included is writing by Donald Wollheim who founded FAPA, and to whom the fanzine is dedicated.