Full record for stfnal adj.

Definition science fictional
OED requirements antedating 1944
Earliest cite John Bristol, 'Fancyclopedia'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from Fancyclopedia II. Fred Galvin submitted a 1961 cite from the fanzine "Bane". Jeff Prucher submitted a 1997 cite from a letter by Philip Cohen in Lucius Shepard's comic "Vermillion". Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1977 cite from Susan Wood's magazine column "Propellor Beanie". Fred Galvin submitted a 1966 cite for "stefnal" from Lin Carter's "Handy Phrase-Book in Fannish". Robert Lichtman submitted a cite from the first publication of Fancyclopedia from 1944, edited by John Bristol (pseudonym of Jack Speer)

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Citations for stfnal adj.

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1944 J. Speer Fancyclopedia 84/1 stfnal—Pertaining to science fiction or fandom. Pronounced [‘stefnal’]. ‘Scientifictional’ is also used sometimes; both are preferable to ‘science-fictional’, because of the hyphenation in the latter.
1959 R. H. Eney Fancyclopedia II 156 Adjectival form stfnal means pertaining to science-fiction, or sometimes to fandom.
1959 R. H. Eney Fancyclopedia II 59 Eofandom, from about 1930 to 1933, existed before fandom became an entity; generally comprised of folk with no sense of group existence whose interests were in collecting stf and scientificomics, and who eagerly hunted down any items with any sort of stfnal significance.
1961 Bane 2 Bane , a fan magazine with stfnal inclinations, edited frequently but published sporadically.
1977 S. Wood Propellor Beanie in Algol Summer–Fall 23/1 You can either pick a really serious stfnal name like, oh, Starship or Science Fiction Essays and go the semi-prozine rout, or you can pick an off-the wall name and be crazy-fannish.
1997 P. M. Cohen in Vermillion Sept. Matt Howarth is great, and he's at his best when he's stfnal.