First edition, First printing
Page count: 470
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"
A Wealth of Fable
by Harry Warner, Jr.
A Wealth of Fable won the Non-Fiction Hugo in 1993!
Harry Warner, Jr., was the historian of Science Fiction Fandom. In this, his second volume, he chronicled the 1950s. The first edition of A Wealth of Fable was printed as a 3-volume fanzine in 1976-77 by Joe Siclari. This revised and expanded edition includes a huge number of photographs and is indexed in minute detail (42 pages of index!) (For a history of another era of SF fandom, see Sam Moskowitz's The Immortal Storm.)
The history of fandom up to the 1950s is chronicled in his book All Our Yesterdays.
Introduction by Bob Tucker.
Harry Warner, Jr.
Harry Warner, Jr. was born in 1922 and died in 2003. He had been an active science fiction fan since 1936. Through the years he gained fame in the science fiction world variously as a fanzine publisher, correspondent, fan writer, and historian. His fanzine Horizons had been a mainstay of the Fantasy Amateur Press Association since 1939, and his correspondence appeared in the letter columns of seemingly every science fiction fanzine title published since the 1930s. In addition, Harry is equally well known for his fan historical research and writings. His first book, All Our Yesterdays, published in 1969 by Advent Publishers, is a look back at the people, publications, and events that comprised science fiction fandom of the 1940s; the history of science fiction fandom is continued through the 1950s in this book. In 1969 and 1972, Harry was presented Hugo Awards as Best Fan Writer. He lived in Hagerstown, Maryland for many years.
Cover art (and back cover art) by Steve Stiles