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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".
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'''Teenage Gang Debs''' is a [[fanzine]] by [[Erin Smith]], Don Smith, and [[John Huston]].
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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.  
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''Teenage Gang Debs'', published in Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A., was a fanzine devoted to pop culture and indie rock in equal parts.  
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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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Issue one was edited by Erin Smith and John Huston and released in 1988. The front cover features a drawing from a coloring book of the character "Samantha" from the television show ''Bewitched'', and the back cover features photos of Calvin Johnson from the band Beat Happening. Inside are articles on ''The Patty Duke Show''; "Cousin Oliver" from ''The Brady Bunch''; the film ''Ghost in the Invisible Bikini'' by Don Smith; "Me and My View-Master" by [[Jeffery Kennedy]]; and reviews of ''The Brady Bunch''- related songs such as "Sunshine Day" by The Lovedolls, from the film ''Lovedolls Superstar'', "We Three Bunch" by Adrenalin O.D., and "Jan Brady" by The Lunachicks.  
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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".

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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