Fantasy-Times

One of the longer running Science Fiction/Fantasy fanzines, Fantasy-Times was first published under the name Fantasy News in 1938. It was renamed Science Fiction Times in 1957. Most of the publication's 465 issues were edited by James Taurasi. Several well-known figures in 1950s SF fan culture contributed content, including Forrest J. Ackerman and Sam Moskowitz. The publication was a reliable newszine that featured up-to-date information about the contemporary SF/F scene (especially focusing on professional SF writing). Issues were short and minimalistically produced on mimeograph; this cut down on production time and ensured that the publication could respond to current happenings in a timely fashion. Fantasy-Times won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1955; it was the first publication to receive this distinction.