Futuria Fantasia

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Futuria Fantsia, Issue 3, Cover Art by Hannes Bok 1940

Futuria Fantasia is a science fiction fanzine by Ray Bradbury.

Released in 1939 shortly after Bradbury graduating high school when he was 18 years old, Futuria Fantasia' was published with the help of Forrest J. Ackerman, who lent Bradbury $90.00 for the fanzine.

Bradbury met Ackerman through the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society, which Ackerman helped to found. it was there that Bradbury met Hannes Bok and Emil Pataja. Both were to contribute to the fanzine, Pataja offered his fiction and Bok designed the covers and interior illustrations for all four issues, including the cover for a fifth issue that was never printed.

The first issue included Bradbury's short stories "Don't Get Technatal", under the pseudonym "Ron Reynolds", and the poem "Thought and Space".

Issue four, appearing in Fall 1940, includes an editorial by Bradbury and, writng as "Ron Reynolds", a short story called "The Piper". It also includes "Heil!", a short story by Robert Heinlein writing as "Lyle Monroe", his only story published in a fanzine; andshort stories by Henry Kuttner and Damon Knoght. The issue also included poems by Hannes Bok, J. Harvey Haggard and Joseph E. Kelleam.

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