Charles Wells

Charles Wells is an American fanzine publisher and fan artist, primarily active in the 50s and 60s. He was a member of the Alien Science-Fantasy Club. He tried to popularize Fay an an abbreviation for "Fantasy" and he perpetrated a Handstitched fanzine. He originated the Fan Awards Poll in 1962.

He published several fanzines: Fiendetta, Grey, and Hex in the 1950's, and then Cadenza and Trill. (the period is part of the title) in the 1960's. He also guest edited the last issue of Quandry.

Charles Wells began his fan published career in Savannah, Georgia, U.S.A., with Fiendetta. At least fourteen issues were released from September 1952 to 1956. In 1953, he was the guest editor of the last issue of Quandry, issue 30. In the Autumn of 1953 he also published a single page newsletter, known to fans at that time as a "Snapzine", called Grey. At least 18 issues appeared, with #18 released in November 1954. In June 1955, Wells published the first issue of Hex. Eight issues of this title appeared, the last in December 1964, and all 8 issues are in the Liverpool University Library as part of the J. Michael Rosenblum collection.

In 1961 he returned to fanzine publishing with his tile Cadenza, a mimeographed fanzine, published in North Carolina. 11 issues were released.

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