Scienti-Snaps

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Scienti-Snaps, Issue One 1938
Scienti-Snaps, Issue One 1938

Scienti-Snaps was a fanzine edited by Walter E. Marconette, and later Marconette and Jack Chambers Miske, and published as an Empress Publication.

Scienti-Snaps was a 26 page fanzine published in Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. that was comprised of fiction, poetry, columns, articles and reviews. The first issue appeared in January 1938. Thirteen issues were released, the last in Summer 1940. The first four issues were hectographed and starting in February, 1939, the remainder were mimeographed. One issue was especially prepared for the First National Science Fiction Convention in 1938.

Contributions included the first printing of "The Very Old Folk" by H. P. Lovecraft, which was featured in the Summer 1940 issue, dedicated to his memory. Also published in the fanzine were titles such as "The Chestnut Mare" by David H. Keller, "The Nightmare Lake", a poem by H.P. Lovecraft, "Kaleidoscope" by Walter E. Marconette, "H.P. Lovecraft: Strange Weaver" by J. Chapman Miske, "Songs in a Minor Key", by C.L. Moore, "Midas" by Charles R. Tanner, and "Fantasy Footnotes" by Harry Warner, Jr.

Contributors included Forrest J. Ackerman (editor of Imagination!), James Avery, John W. Campbell, Jr., August Derleth, Nils Helmer Frome (Supramundane Stories), John Guinta (Amazing Wonder Tales, Cosmic Tales), Henry Haskel Hunter, Fred Jackson, David H. Keller, Gertrude Kuslan and Louis Kuslan (The Nucleus, The Miscellany), Henry Kuttner, Robert A. W. Lowndes, Leo Margulies, A. Merritt, C. L. Moore (Catherine Moore), Sam Moskowitz (Helios, New Fandom), Leslie Perri ( Doris Baumgardt), Ross Rocklynne, Clark Ashton Smith, Jack Speer, Charles Tanner, Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), Donald Wandrei, Harry Warner, Jr. (editor of Spaceways), Jack Williamson, and Richard Wilson, Jr.

Contributions of art work were from Marco Nice and Walter Marconette.

The last issue of Scienti-Snaps was published in Summer of 1940 and it then became Bizarre.

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