Nancy Share

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Nancy Share Rapp (d. 2002) was a science fiction fanzine editor and artist.

Nancy Share began publishing fanzines with Summer Torrents. The first issue appeared in 1954 ad was a Fantasy Amateur Press Association mailing.

Her next zine was Ignatz, also published in the 1950s. At least 19 issues were released, with no. 18 recorded as appearing October 1958, and no. 19 in January 1959. Issues 18 and 19 are included in the Fanzine Collection of Temple University Library.

In 1961 she married zine editor Art Rapp, best known for his zine Spacewarp. In the 1960s they co-edited the fanzine Churn.

Nancy Share is credited with originating many catch-phrases that have been popular in science fiction fandom. She is credited with popularizing the term "Ignatz', through her zine of the same name, as well as the definition of the term "Filk Song", a singing style popular with SF enthusiasts. As well, in SF fandom the catch phrase "Bitcher Knife" is associated with Nancy Share, as in "don't provoke Nancy Share to use her Bitcher Knife on you".



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