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American Fantasy

Identifier: PZ1.A1 A42

  • Staff Only


A magazine which ran for 7 issues between February 1982 and Winter 1988. Published by Robert Garci in Chicago, the first two issues were strictly review magazines: starting in Fall 1986, 'American Fantasy' began to publish fiction.


  • Winter 1988

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


1 Item(s) (This collection contains 1 (one) magazine issue.)

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1988 and 1988. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

'American Fantasy' began as a review magazine, though this endeavor was short-lived: there were only two issues in this format, in February and May of 1982. In 1986, publisher Robert Garcia in Chicago pivoted to a quarterly format, wherein one or two fiction stories were published alongside the more voluminous amounts of non-fiction reviews, essays, and interviews. Contributors included Anne Rice, R. A. Lafferty, Tanith Lee, and Andrew M. Greeley. Relying heavily on visuals, 'American Fantasy' won the World Fantasy Award in 1988 in the non-professional category.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Issue donated by Joseph Geierman.

Processing Information

Materials processed by Olivia Kiklica in May 2022.

Inventory of American Fantasy
Olivia Kiklica
May 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA