Laney, Francis T.

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Laney, Francis T.

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Francis Towner Laney was a noted fan and fanzine publisher in Los Angeles in the mid-20th century. His best-known fanzine was The Acolyte, which ran from 1942-1946. Other fanzines of his included Fan-Dango (1943-1947), Wild Hair, and Shangri L'Affaires. Laney was active in the Fantasy Amateur Press Association, the Order of Dagon (which he co-founded), and the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society.

In 1948 he produced his memoir of fannish life, Ah! Sweet Idiocy!.

Laney was posthumously nominated in 1996 for the 1945 Best Fan Writer Retro Hugo Award.


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