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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".
  
'''Chainsaw''' was a zine published by [[Donna Dresch]] out of Olympia Washington that later developed into a recording label.
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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 Petaja. Both were to contribute to the fanzine; Petaja 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.  
  
'''Chainsaw''' existed from the late 1980's to the early 1990's during which time four issues were released.  Musicians and writers featured in '''Chainsaw''' include [[Lois|Lois Maffeo]], [[Juliana Lueking]], [[G.B. Jones]], [[Larrybob]] of [[Holy Titclamps]],  [[Jena von Brucker]], editor of [[Jane Gets A Divorce]], Candice Peterson, and the bands Holy Sister of the Gaga Dada, and Vomit Launch. '''Chainsaw''' was an early queercore zine and was also influential for the emerging [[Riot Grrrl]] scene, since its primary focus was on women in music.
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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". [[Futuria_Fantasia|Read More...]]'''
 
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Issue two featured a family tree of the "Northwest Fanzine Family" and Chainsaw regularly featured reviews of zines, including [[Boysville U.S.A.]], [[Girl Germs]], [[Highschool Fag]], [[Homocore]], [[J.D.s]],  [[Teenage Gang Debs]], [[True Reality Rock Report]], and [[Twang]]...
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Futuria Fantasia Issue 4

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 Petaja. Both were to contribute to the fanzine; Petaja 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". Read More...

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