Babel, 1972-10-13 - 1974-02
Scope and Contents
Fanzines created by fans of "Star Trek: The Original Series" throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the first fanzines dedicated to an existing work of science fiction.
Contains fan art, fan fiction, and critical analyses, Star Trek fanzines set a precedent for the level of engagement fans could have with a work of fiction, building a long-lasting community that influenced the trends of media fandoms and fanworks.
Most of the editors for these early Star Trek fanzines were women, who frequently collaborated with each other across multiple fanzines, and some became professional SF authors.
Oversize items located in Document Box 11.
- 1972-10-13 - 1974-02
- Basta, Margaret A. (Editor, Person)
From the Collection: 14 boxes
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Four issues of the fanzine Babel, published by sisters Laura and Margaret Basta (who also styled themselves as "LL-LL and Igor").
Contains fanfiction, fan art, and reviews of scripts for episodes of "Star Trek: The Original Series."
Laura Basta's fanfiction "Federation and Empire," spans across issues I, III, IV, and V. For her fanzine writings, Basta was nominated for the 1974 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer.
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