Aslan was a popular fanzine published during the 1970s and 1980s. magazine-cover-not-available.png

Origins and Publication History

Aslan was first published in 1973 and continued until 1989. It was created by a group of dedicated fans who wanted to provide a platform for fan-generated content, discussions, and reviews related to science fiction, fantasy, and other genres of popular culture.

Features and Content

Aslan focused on a wide range of topics that appealed to fans of science fiction, fantasy literature, movies, and television shows. The magazine featured articles, interviews, reviews, and artwork submitted by fans and contributors from around the world. It covered popular series such as Star Trek, Doctor Who, and Dune, as well as emerging works and trends in the genre.

Influence and Significance

Aslan played a significant role in promoting fandom culture and fostering a sense of community among science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts. The fanzine provided a space for fans to express their passion, engage in discussions, and share their creative works. Its reach extended beyond Israel, serving as a bridge between Israeli fans and the broader international fan community.

Digital Preservation

While Aslan is no longer in circulation, efforts have been made to preserve and digitize its content. This initiative aims to make the fanzine's valuable contributions to fan culture accessible to researchers, scholars, and enthusiasts, ensuring a lasting legacy for the magazine and its impact on fandom communities.

Legacy and Cultural Impact

Aslan holds a special place in the history of Israeli science fiction and fantasy fandom. It inspired subsequent fanzines and contributed to the growth of fan conventions and gatherings in Israel. Many writers, artists, and fans who were involved with Aslan went on to make significant contributions to the genre, both within Israel and internationally.{{Categories}}

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