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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".
  
'''That Girl'''  was a zine published by Los Angeles, U.S.A. and San Francisco, U.S.A.-based zine writer Kelli Williams, who also published under the name [[Kelli Callis]], from the mid-1990's until sometime in the early 2000's. The series spanned 11 issues and was a [[perzine]] with a feminist and usually humorous slant.
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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.  
  
Included in issue two (due) of this [[Cut and Paste|cut and paste]] zine are detourned letters to teen magazines answered by the editor, a story by a contributor named Kelly about dealing with an ex-boyfriend who won't believe the writer is now queer, collages dealing with issues of female representation, "Facts about Maureen McCormick," a photo centerfold of The Frumpies playing live,  a little article called "I'm Sorry Brenda Walsh Rule,s, which states she's "The Most Dangerous Woman In America", an essay entitled "Sugar & Spice & Fuck You!" by Kathy, and an interview with the editor's thirteen-year-old sister Katherine.[[That Girl|Read More...]]'''
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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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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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