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Issue 3 April 1956

Fanhistory was a science fiction fanzine by Lee Hoffman

At least three issues of this title appeared in the 1950s. Issue 3 was released in April 1956. Its 22 pages are mimeographed on Twiltone paper.

Issue 3 is devoted to fan, author and anthologist Damon Knight. Lee leads off with an account of how she first met Damon in an elevator at the 1955 Worldcon in Cleveland, Ohio. Harry Warner, Jr. (Horizons) follows with an article about Damon’s legendary fanzine, Snide, two issues of which were published in 1940/41. James Blish (The Planeteer) contributes an anecdotal piece about various interactions with Damon; Laura Cohen writes of naming her first-born son after Damon; Chet Cohen writes of meeting Damon in New York; and Larry Shaw (Leprechaun, Science*Fiction) contributes two pieces about Damon.

Lee Hoffman had previously published Quandry in the early 1950s, as well as the folk fanzines Caravan and Gardyloo, and continued publishing the long running Science Fiction Five Yearly. She had also released a few issues of The Chattahoochee, Okefenokee, & Ogeechee Occasional Gazette, and later Chooog.