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'''Voice of the Imagi-Nation''' was a science fiction fanzine by Forrest J Ackerman.  
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'''Voice of the Imagi-Nation''' was a science fiction fanzine by Forrest J Ackerman and Myrtle Douglas (MoRoJo).  
  
Just prior to starting ''Voice of the Imagi-Nation'', Forrest Ackerman had edited [[Imagination!]] for the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society from 1937 till 1938. ''Voice of the Imagi-Nation'' was originally a letter column in that fanzine, but was turned into a zine on its own by Ackerman. It was primarily a letter zine. It was initally edited by Ackerman with Myrtle Douglas (MoRoJo).  
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Just prior to starting ''Voice of the Imagi-Nation'', Forrest Ackerman had edited [[Imagination!]] for the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society from 1937 till 1938. ''Voice of the Imagi-Nation'' was originally a letter column in that fanzine, but was turned into a zine on its own by Ackerman the year after ''Imagination!'' ceased publishing. Starting in 1939, it was primarily a letter zine, but also included short essays, articles and fan art. It was the volatile letter column, however, which made "VOM", as it was known, famous among fans.  
  
Contributors included Henry Kuttner, writing on Satanism.
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Contributors included [[Leslie Croutch]], Claude Degler, in his first appearance in print, Henry Kuttner, writing on Satanism, and more than two hundred fans writing letters.
  
 
The last issue, #50 appeared in 1947.  
 
The last issue, #50 appeared in 1947.  
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Revision as of 20:41, 7 March 2011

Voice of the Imagi-Nation was a science fiction fanzine by Forrest J Ackerman and Myrtle Douglas (MoRoJo).

Just prior to starting Voice of the Imagi-Nation, Forrest Ackerman had edited Imagination! for the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society from 1937 till 1938. Voice of the Imagi-Nation was originally a letter column in that fanzine, but was turned into a zine on its own by Ackerman the year after Imagination! ceased publishing. Starting in 1939, it was primarily a letter zine, but also included short essays, articles and fan art. It was the volatile letter column, however, which made "VOM", as it was known, famous among fans.

Contributors included Leslie Croutch, Claude Degler, in his first appearance in print, Henry Kuttner, writing on Satanism, and more than two hundred fans writing letters.

The last issue, #50 appeared in 1947.

In the 1990s, Voice of the Imagi-Nation won the Retro-Hugo Award For Best Fanzine, for 1947 and Forrest Ackerman won the Retro Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer.