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. The year before, Ackerman had included in his own zine, Imagination!, the first published story by Bradbury, called "Hollerbochen's Dilemma".

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

The first issue, released in Summer 1939, was 6 pages. It included Bradbury's short stories "Don't Get Technatal", under the pseudonym "Ron Reynolds", and the poem "Thought and Space". it also included a short stories by Bruce Yerke and Forrest Ackerman.

The second issue came out in Fall 1939 and included "Return from Death" by Hannes Bok (as "Anthony Corvais"), "The Pendulum by Bradbury, an article by Bradbury under the name "Guy Amory" and poetry under the name "Doug Rogers".

The third issue contains an editorial by Bradbury and fiction by Emil Pataja, Ross Rocklynne, Pine, and Henry Hasse.

Issue four, appearing in Fall 1940, includes an editorial by Bradbury and, writing as "Ron Reynolds", a short story called "The Piper"and as anonymous,"The Flight of the Good Ship Clarissa". It also includes "Heil!", a short story by Robert Heinlein writing as "Lyle Monroe", his only story published in a fanzine, and "The Symphonic Abduction", written by Hannes Bok and published anonymously. There were also short stories by Henry Kuttner and Damon Knight. The issue also included poems by Hannes Bok, J. Harvey Haggard and Joseph E. Kelleam.