NESFA Press is the publishing pseudopod of NESFA. It published annual guest of honor books in conjunction with Boskone, a series of NESFA's Choice books bringing back into print the works of deserving classic SF writers, and reference books of science fiction and science fiction fandom.
It was founded in the early 70s when Bill Desmond (with assistance from Robert Weiner and Donald M. Grant) produced the first Boskone Book. At about the same time, Tony Lewis started the NESFA Index, a continuation of the MITSFS Index. For many years, these were the nearly exclusive focus of NESFA Press.
By the late 70s, NESFA Press had become moribund — the NESFA Index was no longer being published and a combination of limited interest on the part of both NESFA and a series of Boskone GoHs, led to the Boskone Book going into hiatus. NESFA Press was revived by Chip Hitchcock (nearly singlehandedly) producing a Boskone Book for Boskone 18 in 1981 (Unsilent Night by Tanith Lee).
Fannish NESFA Press publications:
- NESFA Index
- 1976 — The Noreascon Proceedings
- 1990 — An Annotated Bibliography of Recursive Science Fiction
- 1992 — Let's Hear It for the Deaf Man by Dave Langford
- 1994 — Making Book by Teresa Nielsen Hayden
- 1996 — The Silence of the Langford by Dave Langford
- 2016 — Making Conversation by Teresa Nielsen Hayden
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