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The first POD book edition of Then, both hardback and paperback, was finalized on 13 August 2016. The following points have come to light since then; thanks for all reports. Eagle-eyed spotters: Sandra Bond, Robert Day, Keith Freeman, Rob Hansen, Mike Meara, Greg Pickersgill, Ted White, Owen Whiteoak.

  • p31: "out-of-towners – Eric Frank Russell and Les Johnson arrived – from Liverpool" should read "out-of-towners – Eric Frank Russell and Les Johnson – arrived from Liverpool". [1]
  • p84 Operation Fantast 4 caption: "F.J. Robinson?" should read "Peter J. Ridley". [1]
  • pp85-88: add source note reference [70] to all indented quotes. * [1]
  • p87: "(sometimes known as Chuch Harris" needs closing ")". [1]
  • p89, second paragraph, on Dan Dare: "head of Earth space forces" should read "head of UN special forces".
  • p90: add source note reference [71] to first indented quote. * [1]
  • p119: change last sentence to "MEDCON was the high water mark of the Medway group's fan activity, though they would continue to meet until 1960 before fading away." [5]
  • p202: add source note reference [173] at end of opening Jim Linwood quote continued from p201. * [1]
  • p206, third paragraph on the Delta Amateur Film Group: change "This appears to have formed some time the previous year." to "It was formed in 1957, though first contact with national fandom did not take place until this year." [5]
  • p218: "NSSFG Report One" should read "NSFFG Report One". [3]
  • p231, first indented quote: "Keith Matthew" should read "Keith Matthews". In the next paragraph, "Muir's house" should read "Nash's house" (relic of a former mixup between John Muir and John Nash). [1]
  • p234: "Edward Macklin" should read "Edward Mackin". [1]
  • p270: add source note reference [220] to last indented quote. * [2]
  • p276, fourth paragraph: change "never actually appeared" to "never appeared, though Hall eventually used the title Motorway Dreamer for a 2005 fanzine." [2]
  • p279, last-but-one paragraph should begin "A decade after the Coventry affair, Gary Gygax created 'Dungeons and Dragons' in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin." [5]
  • p295, second indented quote: in "a dozen active members, including two members" the last word should read "artists". [3]
  • p295, photo captioned "Rich Coad" is not Rich Coad. [5]
  • p302, fifth paragraph: delete Roger Zelazny from list of Tynecon attendees. [3]
  • p337, second paragraph: "relocated to the UK the previous year" should read "relocated to the UK five years earlier".
  • p338, second paragraph: the sentence "Indeed, during the 1950s Michael Moorcock had published ..." should read "Indeed, during the 1950s Michael Moorcock had published nine issues of a music fanzine titled Jazz Fan, and at least a further five retitled The Rambler when his interest shifted to folk music (John Brunner, Bill Harry, and Sandy Sanderson were contributors)."
  • p339, last paragraph but one: "Though he didn’t attend FAANCON II, Graham Boak sent his fanzine collection along" should read "Those attending FAANCON II included Graham Boak, who brought along his fanzine collection". [2]
  • p349: "Derby's Matlock district" should read "Matlock, a town near Derby". [1]
  • p355, end of penultimate paragraph: in "Mike Meara's last fanzine of the twentieth century.", amend to "last general-circulation fanzine". [4]
  • p370: re Ted White, "who was then editor of Heavy Metal" should read "who was by then no longer the editor of Heavy Metal". [1]
  • p377, fourth paragraph: Instant Future should read Instant Fanzine. [2]
  • p402: replace the last sentence of Note 1 as follows: "The 1951 convention (marked by an asterisk) was not a national con but the First International SF Convention, a proto-Eurocon. The Second International SF Convention would have been held over Easter 1957 had we failed to secure the 1957 Worldcon." (This is an expansion rather than a correction.) [4]
  • p411, last line of table: the "Other" figure of 369 should read 409. [2]
  • p412, table: 1960 "Dir" figure 13 should read 132 (error in print edition only, not ebook). [5]
  • p420: add to source note [106] – 'Contrary to Willis's assertion here, Varley did not become an editor of Space Times.' [6]
  • p422: add to source note [173] – 'Jim's anecdote of Sizar being "banned" came from Bruce Burn himself, who in 2016 email still remembers the offending double issue 10/11 (November 1963) as being omitted from the 38th OMPA mailing. However, surviving copies of the mailing include this Sizar, and the next OMPA mailing features several responses to its characterisation of Ella Parker.' [1]
  • p422: add to source note [174] – A letter from Brian Aldiss published in Scottishe #26 (December 1961) indicates that the Oxford SF Group began in Autumn or Winter 1961: "I was out during the evening to attend the first general meeting in Christ Church of the Speculative Fiction Group. All told some twenty six or seven people turned up to a very successful gathering – including, I was delighted to see, some seven women – I'm all for a female element in fandom. The whole thing has been organised very vigorously by Mark Wigan and Chris Miller." (Research by Rob Hansen.) [5]
  • p424: add to source note [220] after first sentence – "His [Weston's] online supplement to Stars ( adds the correction that Jim Young, still at college in 1971, had nothing to do with the diplomatic bag ploy." [2]
  • p430: photo index entry "Whiteoak, Owen (ow)" – credit should be "(alc)". [2]
  • p438: index entry "Freeman, Keith" – delete last page reference, 349. [1]
  • p439: index entry "Hall, Tikwas" should read "Hall, Tikwis". [4]
  • p441: index entry Instant Future should read Instant Fanzine. [2]
  • p443: index entry "Macklin, Edward" should read "Mackin, Edward". [1]
  • p444: index entry "Matthew, Keith" should read "Matthews, Keith". [1]
  • p449: index entry "Scudla, Edwin" should read "Scudla, Erwin". [3]
  • p452: add index entry "UNICON, 378, 388" [4]
  • p453: index entry "White, Ted" – delete page reference 376 and insert in "White, James". [1]
  • p454: index entry "Zelazny, Roger" – delete. [3]

* Clarification rather than correction, where multiple indented quotations were covered by a single source note reference.

[1] Fixed 31/8/16.
[2] Fixed 13/9/16.
[3] Fixed 4/10/16.
[4] Fixed 29/11/16.
[5] Fixed 11/9/19.
[6] Fixed 29/4/20.

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