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DETENTION #1 sf fanzine BJO TRIMBLE Detroit bid for Worldcon 17 MSFS 1950s


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Fanzine promoting Detroit’s bid for the 1959 Worldcon, the 17th World Science Fiction Convention. Contains arguments for Detroit, history of the local scene, a fan poll and “10 Second Biographies” of Michigan Science-Fantasy Society members Howard DeVore, Martin Alger, Arthur Rapp, George Young, Benjamin Singer, Winston Dawson, Roger Sims, Edward Kuss, Agnes Harrok and Arnim Seilstad.

Cover art by Bjo Trimble.

Original owner: Don Ford

“Detroit Is Fine in 59!”

8 pages, side-stapled, 8½ × 11”. Published by Michigan Science-Fantasy Society, 1958?

Condition: General wear, complete and intact, diagonal crease, horizontal crease from original mailing, address/postmark on back cover (self-mailer), no other markings, tiny tear on back cover (at spine edge), binding is good, clean interiors. Please enlarge the images for a closer look.

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This item comes from the collection of the late Steven Ogden, fanzine author, publisher, researcher and my friend. Steve was active in fandom (SF/fantasy and comics), including APAs (FAPA, CAPA-Alpha) and publishing for decades under the Spotted Zebra Press/New Spotted Zebra Press banners (with his wife, Vicki). His publications include the massive Brad W. Foster Checklist of Published Works from the 20th Century, Edgar’s Journal, Ouroborus and many others.

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