Since the 1940s we’ve issued many special publications, including several full-size books. Below is a list of some of the publications available on this site to read or download in PDF form.
We also publish fanzines. Currently there are nine of these these. The National Fantasy Fan (TNFF), originally called “Bonfire”, has been published since June 1941. N’APA, our APA, was founded in 1959. Tightbeam (TB) (originally called “Hyperspace Tightbeam”) started in 1960. Other N3F zines include Ionisphere (author and fan interviews), Mangaverse (anime, comics, manga), Eldritch Science (fiction), Origin (fannish history and research), Films Fantasic (films), and The N3F Review of Books Incorporating Prose Bono. The available back issues may be seen under the drop-down list “N3F Fanzines”.
We are attempting to create a complete set of back issues in the form of electronic files. The support of readers in filling the gaps in our collection would be most appreciated. Please contact us at N3FPresident@TNFFF.org if you can help.
The word “fandbook” is a portmanteau, a combo of fan+handbook, and its purpose is exactly what it sounds like – pointers from veteran fans to new fans.
|1||A Key to the Terminology of Science-Fiction Fandom||1962||Donald Franson|
|2||The Amateur Press Associations of Science-Fiction Fandom||1962||Bob Lichtman|
|3||Some Historical Facts about Science-fiction Fandom||1962||Donald Franson|
|4||The Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund||1963||Len Moffatt & Ron Ellik|
|5||Pseudonyms of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Authors||2010||Jon Swartz|
|6||The Hugo Awards for Best Novel||2013||Jon Swartz|
|7||The Nebula Awards for Best Novel||2016||Jon Swartz|
|8||Founders of the National Fantasy Fan Federation||2020||Jon Swartz and George Phillies|
N3F Fandom Guides
As a follow-up to Fandbooks, the N3F started printing up Fan guides to hand out at WorldCons to welcomes new members in the 1970s. This tradition continues today.
|2005||Ruth R. Davidson|
|2007||Ruth R. Davidson|
Since the 1940s, the N3F has published various index listings. A few available in PDF are below.
|1947||An Index of Various Fantasy Publications||Darrell C. Richardson|
|1948||Scienti-Fant & Weird Mag Index|
|1950||Fantasy Pseudonyms||Arthur H. Rapp, editor|
Other special pubs available for viewing online include the following.
|1986||Neffer a Bad Batch||Cookbook|
A Sea of Stars Like Diamonds is our 75th Anniversary Commemorative Volume of short stories. It’s available from standard internet sources.