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Fantasy-News was a science fiction newszine published in New York, U.S.A.

Fantasy-News was first published by James Taurasi in 1938. Associate editors were Sam Moskowitz ([[Different {Moskowitz}|Different]]), and Mario Racic, Jr. It is reported to have attained the largest circulation of any science fiction fanzine of its time.

In the 1940s it was published by Will Sykora. Associate editors were James Taurasi and Sam Moskowotz. One issue was a split zine with The Miscellany, edited by Gertrude Kuslan and her brother Louis Kuslan.

Contributors included Forrest Ackerman (Voice of the Imagi-Nation, Ted Carnell, John Giunta (Cosmic Tales), W. Lawrence Hamling, Louis Kuslan (Cosmic Tales, The Nucleus), Mario Racic, Jr., Walter Sullivan, Dale Tarr, and Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons, among others.

James Taurasi earlier published Cosmic Tales, and began a fanzine publishing group called Cosmic Publications under which a number of titles were released, including The Nucleus, and Different. Taurasi would go on to publish The Science Fiction Yearbook 1957, and Fantasy-Times, which won the first Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1955.