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Geis, Richard | Cushing Library

Name: Geis, Richard
Fuller Form: Richard E. Geis


Historical Note: Over 100 letters and postcards, most written by science  fiction fan writers and editors regarding amateur writing and publishing, largely related to PSYCHOTIC (later SCIENCE FICTION  REVIEW), a fanzine published by Richard E. Geis from July 1953 to  October-November 1955.  Vintage material from Geis' earliest days as a SF fan and fanzine editor. The correspondence includes letters from influential science  fiction fans and fanzine editors of the period: Terry Carr (6  letters, 1 postcard), Harlan Ellison (2 letters, 1 postcard), Marion  Zimmer Bradley (l letter), Robert Silverberg (2 letters, 1 postcard), Ron Smith (editor of INSIDE, one of the more important fanzines of  the 1950s) and others, as well as a letter from pro editor Samuel Mines (accompanied by drafts and carbon copies of fan letters from Geis to Mines critiquing material published in STARTLING STORIES) , and a typed  letter on FBI letterhead from J. Edgar Hoover.





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