Larry Farsaci

(1921 - January 9, 2013)

Born Litterio B. Farsaci in Rochester, NY where he was a child prodigy with an interest in astronomy, attracted newspaper articles, and gave lectures at The University of Rochester at the age of nine. He gradually anglicized his name to Larry Farsace, by which he was known to fandom, which he discovered in 1935. He published the apazine Falling Petals for both FAPA and SAPS and was a charter member of the National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) in 1941.

In the 1940s he was reputedly fandom's top prozine collector. (He acquired the collection of the Decker Dillies, for instance) and developed tremendous collection of prozines and a very good fanzine collection. He issues small bibliographies for early conventions and then used his collection to publish ten issues of the fanzine Golden Atom from 1939 to 1943. Moskowitz regarded it as "arguably the most valuable repository of new research and reference on SF" of the period. He published additional special issues on 1955 and 1959, the latter of which is reputed to have production costs on the order of $1,500. He also published Stars and Strange Fantasy

In 2012, he was elected to the First Fandom Hall of Fame.

He was the subject of an N3F Founding Member article by Jon D. Swartz in the April, 2017 (Volume 76, Number 4) issue of The National Fantasy Fan.


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