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[[Image:Futuria_Fantasia_copy.jpg|thumb|right|'''Futuria Fantasia''' Issue 4]]
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[[Image:572768.jpg|thumb|right|Thrift SCORE #1]]
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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'''Thrift SCORE''' was a zine about thrifting by [[Al Hoff]], a woman reporter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., who loves to thrift.
  
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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Subtitled, "the zine about the fun of too much thrifting," ''Thrift SCORE'' was the ongoing chronicle of Al Hoff's adventures in thrift stores, which included her experiences with other shoppers, as well as descriptions of popular thrift store items in articles like "Collectible Mania," and tips on second-hand shopping.  
  
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 14, the final issue, was published in 1999. In the introduction, Hoff listed several reasons that she was ending the zine, including: "reproducing this has become a major headache," "I'm out of questions and mysteries," and "I hardly even thrift anymore." [[Thrift_Score|Read More...]]'''
  
 
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Thrift SCORE #1

Thrift SCORE was a zine about thrifting by Al Hoff, a woman reporter from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., who loves to thrift.

Subtitled, "the zine about the fun of too much thrifting," Thrift SCORE was the ongoing chronicle of Al Hoff's adventures in thrift stores, which included her experiences with other shoppers, as well as descriptions of popular thrift store items in articles like "Collectible Mania," and tips on second-hand shopping.

Issue 14, the final issue, was published in 1999. In the introduction, Hoff listed several reasons that she was ending the zine, including: "reproducing this has become a major headache," "I'm out of questions and mysteries," and "I hardly even thrift anymore." Read More...

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