Irish Fiction Friday! This week you may have already read our continuing serialisation of Rob Hansen’s Then, which traces the roots of Irish Fandom. As part of that, Rob mentioned The Enchanted Duplicator. It’s a 26-page parable of fandom by Bob Shaw and Walt Willis, which struck a deep chord in the fannish consciousness and has been reprinted many times since (see http://efanzines.com/TED/). An allegorical work telling the tale of Jophan’s journey from Mundane to the land of Fandom and of his quest for the fabled Enchanted Duplicator, TED made its first appearance in February 1954.
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Want to read The Enchanted Duplicator? Go Here instead!