Today in SF History

This year I’m writing a series of tweets delving into the fascinating history of science fiction and fantasy fandom, and especially the famous genre flame wars of the past. This history is proof positive that our genre's tempests in teapots have always existed and will likely always endure.

While I’d like to believe this history might give people a sense of perspective before engaging in the next SF/F flame war, I’m not holding my clichéd breath.

Below are my first six “Today in SF History” tweets. I should also note that even though these posts were tweeted on particular days, that doesn’t mean those were the official dates these events happened. Think instead of these tweets as today’s 140-character trip down SF memory lane.

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