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'''A Bas''' was a science fiction fanzine published by [[Boyd Raeburn]].  
'''A Bas''' was a science fiction fanzine published by [[Boyd Raeburn]].  

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A Bas Cover by Pat Patterson
A Bas Cover by Pat Patterson

A Bas was a science fiction fanzine published by Boyd Raeburn.

Published in Toronto, Ontario, Canada A Bas began as the publication of the "Derelicts" The Toronto SF Society) . It was originally intended as a one shot to be sent free to all subscribers of Candian Fandom. The first issue was put together in one night - starting at 3 PM on Saturday, January 23, 1954 and ending at 5AM on Sunday by Raeburn and friends Albert Lastovica, Howard Lyons, Ron Kidder, Gerald Steward and Kenneth G. Hall. 11 issues were released.

Included in A Bas were little playlets called the "Derogations" created by the editor from actual overheard conversations.

Artists contributing to A Bas include Pat Patterson.

Writers contributing included Robert Bloch, Dick Ellington, Rich "Alex" Kirs, Lee Hoffman (Quandry), Bob Tucker (Le Zombie), and Harry Warner, Jr. (Spaceways).

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