Black Flames

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Black Flames Issue 1 Cover Art by Fay Dishington 1946
Black Flames Issue 1 Cover Art by Fay Dishington 1946

Black Flames was a science fiction and fantasy fanzine by Jim-E. Daugherty.

According to Partners In Wonder by Eric Lief Davin, "In January, 1946 female fan Jim-E. Daugherty published a feminist science fiction fanzine entitled Black Flames, in honor of Stanley G. Weinbaum's Amazon queen, 'Margaret of Urbs'."

'Margaret of Urbs' was also known as 'The Black Flame' in the first part, called "Dawn of Flame", of Weinbaum's post-apocalyptic novel.

The cover of this 22 page fanzine was by Fay Dishington.

Jim-E. Daugherty was better known in Los Angeles as Virginia Laney Daugherty, where she was a member of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society. She attended the 1946 Pacificon 4th World SF Convention, and is featured in the program. Along with Forrest J. Ackerman (Voice of the Imagi-Nation), Ray Bradbury (Futuria Fantasia), Walter Dunkelberger, E. Evertt Evans (Nova), Harold Cheney, Jr., Dale Hart, Milton A. Rothtman and D. B. Thompson, she co-published the fanzine The Combo-Zine of the 4th World Sci-Fic Convention.

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