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[[Image:Horizons_193910_v1_n1.jpg‎|right|frame|'''Horizons''' Vol.1 No. 1 1939]]
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[[Image:Futuria_Fantasia_copy.jpg|thumb|right|'''Futuria Fantasia''' Issue 4]]  
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'''Horizons''' was edited by [[Harry Warner, Jr.]] for more than 60 years.
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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".
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'''Horizons''' was a science fiction [[zine]] published in Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S.A. The first issue appeared in October, 1939. Harry was also publishing the fanzine [[Spaceways]], which first appeared in 1938, and ''Horizons'' began as his second general circulation fanzine, but after five issues, in mid-1940, it was distributed by the [[Fantasy Amateur Press Association]] and continued almost uninterrupted after that. According to Robert Lichtman, in [[Trap Door]] #22:
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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.  
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"He missed only one mailing in 1943 due to serious illness and another in the ‘90s because the parcel containing the issue went astray. There was a total of 252 issues, the final one appearing in this year’s February mailing. [[Horizons|Read More...]]'''
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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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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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