A Sense Of FAPA

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A Sense Of FAPA is a science fiction fanzine edited by Richard 'Dick' Eney.

A Sense Of FAPA: Selection From The Mailing Of The Fantasy Anateur Press Association was published August 1962 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary and the 100th mailing of the Fantasy Amateur Press Association, science fiction's longest running Amateur Press Association.

It is 388 pages, and mimeographed on pale blue bond paper. As it was too large for any stapler, this fanzine is strap bound in a plain black folder. Approximately 150 copies were produced.

Richard Eney chose a selection of the best work published during the first quarter century of FAPA's existence. Introductions are by Harry Warner, Jr., Jack Speer and Richard Eney. Contributions include Jack Speer's science fiction fan history, "Up to Now"; "Mutation Or Death", John B. Michel's tract for The Futurians; and The Acolyte editor F. Towner Laney's "Oh! Sweet Idiocy!".

Other writings were by James Blish; Redd Boggs; Charles Burbee; Dean Grennell ; "New York Fan History" Part 1 from Green Thoughts, and Part 2 from Spacewarp, by Joe Kennedy; Henry Kuttner; P. Schuyler Miller; Milton A. Rothman; William Rotsler; Rog Phillips; Robert Silverberg; Ted White; "Words and Music" by C.S. Youd from Sardonyx; and Andy Young.

Writing is also included by Donald Wollheim (The Phantagraph, The New Hieroglyph, Terrible Tales of Tittering Terror) who founded FAPA, and to whom the fanzine is dedicated.

Contributors of art work included Bill Manning, William Rotsler, Bjo Trimble (Shangri L'Affaires, Pas-Tell), and Jean Young (Garage Floor).