FMZ Digest

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FMZ Digest was a science fiction fanzine by Arthur Louis Joquel II.

Pulbished in Los Angeles, California U.S.A., FMZ Digest, as the name implies, was a digest zine, reprinting notable stories and articles from fanzines published that year. It is believed to be the first fanzine digest to appear. "FMZ" was the early term used for "fan magazine", before the term "fanzine" came into general use. Six issues of FMZ Digest appeared in between February and October of 1941.

Contributors included Forrest J. Ackerman (Voice of the Imagi-Nation), Eustance C. Bilgewater, Ray Bradbury (Futuria Fantasia), Bowen Conway, Walter J. Daugherty (Shangri L'Affaires), August Derluth, Donald J. Doughty, Fred W. Fischer, Lou Goldstone, Harold Gottliffe, J. Harvery Haggard, Robert Lowndes, Allan Moss, Milton A Rothman, Clifford Simak, D.R. Smith, F. Orlin Tremaine, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), and Art Widner (FanFare).

Illustrations appeared from Harry Turner (Zenith).

FMZ Digest is of particular interest simply by virtue of its cover, which lists the names of 30 zines that were published at that time.

Arthur Louis Joquel II was also the publisher of Sun Trails, and one of the several editors of Shangri L'Affaires.

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