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Polish Sci-Fi Samizdat

Feniks: Biuletyn Polskiego Stowarzyszenia Miłośników Fantastyki [Bulletin of the Polish Society of Fantasy Lovers]. Nos. 2-3.

Warsaw: Alma Press, 1985. Octavo (20 × 14 cm). Original illustrated wrappers by M. Zalejski; 248 pp. Illustrations throughout. Light soil to wrappers; small chip to lower spine extremity, still about very good.

One double issue (of eight published) of a literary-critical quarterly fanzine published by the Polish Society of Fantasy Lovers (PSMF) in Warsaw (1985-1986). This issue includes contributions by Polish sci-fi and fantasy authors such as Feliks Kres and Stefan Grabinsky as well as translations of Ray Bradbury, J. R.R. Tolkein, Isaac Asimov among others. The issue also contains critical essays about Tolkein and the history of the Poznan fantasy lovers’ club. The first issue of the journal as published under the auspices of the Council of the Polish Student Association in a substantial run of 3000, with this double issue (nos. 2-3) in an increased run of 5000. In 1987 the journal received the European Science Fiction Award for the best fanzine. The editor-in-chief of Feniks, Maciej Makowski, was an active member of Polish sci-fi fan club world. A member of the Sfera club, he was involved in SFera journal as well as in Fantastyka monthly starting in 1982. He also co-founded PSMF (See Mike Ashley, Science Fiction Rebels, p. 323). As of May 2020, KVK and OCLC show no copies outside of Poland.

Book ID: 50745

Price: $650.00