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Futuria Fantasia is a science fiction fanzine by [[Ray Bradbury]]. Released in 1939 shortly after Bradbury graduating high school when he was 18 years old, ''Futuria Fantasia'' was published with the help of Forrest J Ackerman, who lent Bradbury $90.00 for the fanzine. The year before, Ackerman had included in his own zine, [[Imagination!]], the first published story by Bradbury, called "Hollerbochen's Dilemma".
  
'''The East Village Inky''' is entirely hand written and illustrated by [[Ayun Halliday]], and published in New York, U.S.A.  
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Bradbury met Ackerman through the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, which Ackerman helped to found. It was there that Bradbury also met [[Hannes Bok]] and Emil Petaja. Both were to contribute to the fanzine; Petaja offered his fiction and Bok also contributed stories and poetry, as well as designing the covers and doing the interior illustrations for all four issues, including the cover for a fifth issue that was never printed.  
  
The title comes from Halliday's nickname for her daughter India. Much of the zine deals with parenting in a consistently light, humorous tone.
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The first issue, released in Summer 1939, was 6 pages. It included Bradbury's short stories "Don't Get Technatal", under the pseudonym "Ron Reynolds", and the poem "Thought and Space". [[Futuria_Fantasia|Read More...]]'''
 
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Ayun Halliday is also the author of four self-mocking autobiographies ''The Big Rumpus'',''No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late'', ''Job Hopper and Dirty Sugar Cookies: Culinary Observations, Questionable Taste''. Her first children's book, ''Always Lots Of Heinies At The Zoo'' will be published in May 2009.
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''The East Village Inky'' was one of the zines featured on the 2003 and 2005 tours of North America by [[Mobilivre-Bookmobile]], a travelling library in a trailer of independent publications. As well, the zine was featured in volume six and volume nine of [[Zine Yearbook]]...
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Futuria Fantasia Issue 4

Futuria Fantasia is a science fiction fanzine by Ray Bradbury. Released in 1939 shortly after Bradbury graduating high school when he was 18 years old, Futuria Fantasia was published with the help of Forrest J Ackerman, who lent Bradbury $90.00 for the fanzine. The year before, Ackerman had included in his own zine, Imagination!, the first published story by Bradbury, called "Hollerbochen's Dilemma".

Bradbury met Ackerman through the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, which Ackerman helped to found. It was there that Bradbury also met Hannes Bok and Emil Petaja. Both were to contribute to the fanzine; Petaja offered his fiction and Bok also contributed stories and poetry, as well as designing the covers and doing the interior illustrations for all four issues, including the cover for a fifth issue that was never printed.

The first issue, released in Summer 1939, was 6 pages. It included Bradbury's short stories "Don't Get Technatal", under the pseudonym "Ron Reynolds", and the poem "Thought and Space". Read More...

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