Rob Hansen has been involved in science fiction fandom since the mid-1970s and has conducted extensive research into the community's past, going back to its beginnings in the early 1930s. Much background material linked to these researches can be found on his website, Rob Hansen's Fan Stuff. Ansible Editions proudly presents the final, extensively revised and photo-illustrated first book edition of ...
Rob has also prepared a number of ebooks of related fanhistorical interest which can be downloaded at no cost – though TAFF donations are appreciated – from the TAFF Free Ebook Library. Click the library link to see all the available titles. The following examples, originally released in ebook format only, have also been made available as trade paperbacks with all proceeds going to TAFF:
- 1957: The First UK Worldcon
- Bixelstrasse: The SF Fan Community of 1940s Los Angeles
- Faan Fiction 1930-2020: an exploration
- Homefront: Fandom in the UK 1939-1945
1957: The First UK Worldcon was the winner in the Best Special Publication category of the Fanzine Activity Achievement (FAAn) Awards presented in 2023, where Rob Hansen also received the FAAn Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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- Rob Hansen in the Internet SF Database
- Rob Hansen in The Science Fiction Encyclopedia
- Rob Hansen in the SF Encyclopedia Picture Gallery
- Selected fanzine covers by Rob Hansen