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Published September 2004
All Our Yesterdays Hardcover price: $25.00

First edition, First printing
ISBN-13: 978-1-886778-13-9
ISBN-10: 1-886778-13-2
Page count: 370
Book Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"

All Our Yesterdays

by Harry Warner, Jr.

Advent edition cover

Original Advent: Publishers cover

All Our Yesterdays is the late Harry Warner's classic history of SF fandom up to 1950. The original edition, published by Advent:Publishers has been out of print for quite a while. This new edition adds a significant numbers of photographs that were not in the first edition.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction (Wilson Tucker)
  • Foreword
  • Glossary
  • "It Is a Proud and Lonely Thing to be a Fan"
  • Fandom: Manners and Mores
  • Bibliomania: The Insatiable Urge to Collect
  • Fans Into Pros: The Irresistible Need to Write
  • The Second and Third Worldcons
  • Fandom in the Fighting Forties
  • The War Hits Fandom
  • "Ah! Sweet Idiocy!"
  • Fortresses of Fandom: The Amateur Press Associations
  • Fans Around the Nation
  • Conventions Through the Decade
  • Fanzines: Oceans of Ink
  • Postwar Fandom Abroad
  • Index

[Harry Warner photo]

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 was 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 A Wealth of Fable. In 1969 and 1972, Harry was presented Hugo Awards as Best Fan Writer. He lived in Hagerstown, Maryland for many years.

Printing History

Trade hardcover, ISBN: 1-886778-13-2, about 370 pp., 5.5" x 8.5", September 2004, $25

Trade paperback, ISBN 1-886778-14-0. We are not publishing this state of the book.

Harry Warner also wrote a history of fandom in the 1950s called A Wealth of Fable, published by SCIFI Press. This book is available from NESFA Press.

Edited by Joe Siclari
Cover art by Steve Stiles
Cover design by Alice N.S. Lewis

Other NESFA Press titles by Harry Warner, Jr.

A Wealth of FableA Wealth of Fable