Full record for zine n.

Definition = fanzine
OED requirements antedating 1946
Earliest cite in 'Startling Stories' Summer
Comment Cory Panshin submitted 1947 cites from the fanzine review columns in Startling Stories for both "zine" and "'zine". Keith Stokes submitted a 1962 cite from "A Key to the Terminology of S-F Fandom". Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a fanzine review by "Sergeant Saturn" in the Summer 1946 Startling Stories.

(Earliest cite in the OED: 1965)

Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for zine n.

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1946 ‘Sergeant Saturn’ Rev. of Sci. Fiction Fan Publications in Startling Stories Summer 109/1 A couple of hunks of the 'zine were torn off in the unbinding process, but here is what on what [(sic )] was left.
1947 Startling Stories May 112/2 Poor printing and snafu artwork keeps this Detroit zine down in the doldrums despite a high-powered lineup that includes Brazier, Elsner, Tigrina and Joe Kennedy.
1947 Startling Stories May 113/1 Not overimpressive for a 'zine that terms itself somewhat grandiosely ‘official organ of the National Fantasy Fan Federation’.
1962 D. Franson Key to Terminology of S-F Fandom 18 Zine , magazine, fanzine or prozine.
1988 S. McCrumb Bimbos of Death Sun viii. 102 Such an article once written would be reprinted in every zine in fandom.
1991 Fantasy Spring 50/3, I read that the ‘zines associated with the club were looking for stories.
1993 Sci. Fiction Stud. Nov. 451 One of the most embarrassing aspects of reviewing BCP [Beyond Cyberpunk] is to realize how much closer to taking advantage of this powerful and exciting technology are zines such as bOING, bOING than are ‘cutting-edge’ academic journals such as SCIENCE FICTION STUDIES.
1993 B. Shaw Dimensions (1994) 41 For all we know, what you have here are cookery and fashion zines.
1993 SFRA Rev. May 64 They can respond to the text through fan activity, 'zines, rewriting episodes, and so on.
1994 Interzone Apr. 65/2 Peeping Tom has won the British Fantasy Society best zine award for the second year on the trot.