Abstract was a science fiction fanzine by Peter J. Vorzimer.
Abstract was published in the 1950s in Goleta, California, U.S.A.
Contributing artists included Bradley, and William Rotsler.
Contributors of fiction included Harlan Ellison (Science Fantasy Bulletin).
In a letter to Idea #11, from October 1997, Tom Perry, editor of Quark, gives us an idea of the esteem Peter Vorzimer was held in the 1950s: "Back in the midseventies, I was passing along memories of a fifties fan named Peter Vorzimer to a young correspondent who had run across some of his fanzines. I mentioned his burst of activity and subsequent disappearance from fandom, and concluded by saying that Terry Carr was probably right when he had speculated that whatever Vorzimer turned his had to, he was probably making ten thousand a year. This was a cliche in the fiFties for a young person who achieved early financial success. My correspondent wrote back in some indignation, saying he was sure that someone of Vorzimer's demonstrated talent and energy certainly earned more than ten grand. He had thought that Carr was sneering that Vorz was living well below what had subsequently become the poverty level."