(#173179) STARDUST: THE UNIQUE MAGAZINE. September 1940 ., William Lawrence Hamling, number 1 volume 2.

Chicago, Illinois: Stardust Publishers, September 1940 (volume 2, number 1). Octavo, single issue, pictorial wrappers, stapled. The penultimate issue of this early semi-pro magazine. This issue includes "City in the Far Off Sky," a short story by Robert Moore Williams, "Inverse Variations," a short story by L. Sprague de Camp, articles by Julius Schwartz, Bob Tucker and Sam Moskowitz, and other material. STARDUST was one of the few fanzines produced by letter press during the 1940s. Hamling, a Chicago fan, later a pro editor (associate editor of AMAZING STORIES under Raymond A. Palmer; editor of FANTASTIC ADVENTURES and IMAGINATION), "managed to publish five professionally printed and lavishly illustrated issues of STARDUST, relying heavily on the most famous pros as sources of material, claiming a distribution approaching a thousand copies, and losing enough money to cause discouragement and suspension within a year." - Warner, All Our Yesterdays, p. 282. Pavlat and Evans, Fanzine Index (1965), p. 114. A fine copy. Otto Binder's copy with his annotation on the front cover and amusing antidote about his writing circled in red on page 5. (#115979).

Price: $150.00

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