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[[Image:Futuria_Fantasia_copy.jpg|thumb|right|'''Futuria Fantasia''' Issue 4]]  
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'''Doris''' is a [[perzine]] created by [[Cindy Crabb]]. It covers topics such as gender roles, sexual abuse, [[anarchism]], depression, and the author's personal musings. The zine often features stick-figure drawings as illustrations. Twenty-nine issues have been released. Many issues are photocopied, although at least one was printed on newsprint, ranging in size from mini to half-legal.  
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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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Reviews of '''Doris''' have described it as a "renowned personal zine" with "language that evokes the intimacy and immediacy of journal entries or letters between close friends" (Library Journal). "This cut and paste perzine is honest, intimate and raw. ... Cindy conveys her struggles, whether they be psychological (as a survivor of abuse) or physical (trying to camp in the freezing rain), in a fresh and unself-conscious way." (Zine World) [[Doris|Read More...]]'''
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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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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 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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