Odd Tales
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
After Pearl Harbor, when the situation of the proz looked black and fen were being drafted in considerable numbers, a strong optimistic note was introduced when FFF announced a new prozine, named Odd Tales, to be edited by Unger, with many famous fans on its staff or producing features for it. Unger at a New York conclave asked Lowndes not to give away the secret… and discovered that Doc had never tumbled, tho some time back a hoax of this sort had been discussed with him. When the announced publication date was past and people were asking "Where is Odd Tales?" Unger apologized to the many who had sent in subscription money, and others who'd sent in mss and art work for consideration. He pointed out that in the "advance photograph of the cover" (by Bok) FFF had published, acrostics had spelled "fake" and "hoax". Afterward it was a gag with Strictly From and a few others to announce that the second or third issue of Odd Tales would top any given feature of current proz, as for example the paginess of Palmer's pubs back when Amazing was mattress-thick.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
After Pearl Harbor, when the pro situation was looking black and fen were being drafted in considerable numbers, a strong optimistic note was introduced when FFF announced a new pro named Odd Tales, to be edited by Unger, with many famous fans on its staff of production some of the new mutant features it was to have. Unger, editor of FFF, asked Lowndes at a Scientiforum not to give away his secret, and discovered that Doc never had tumbled, tho some time back a hoax of this sort had been discussed with him. When the announced publication date as past, and people were asking "Where is Odd Tales?", Unger apologized to the many who had sent in subscription money, and other who'd sent in mss and artwork for consideration. He pointed out that in the advance fotograf FFF'd published of Odd Tales' cover by Bok, and in the announced titles for stories in the first issue, acrostics and spelled "Fake" and "Hoax". Since then it has been a gag with Strictly From to announce that the second or third issue of Odd Tales will top any given feature of any of the current pros, as for example the paginess of Palmer's pubs.