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Read a hilariously condescending Time Magazine article about the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939

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Time Magazine is putting all of its old content online — including an article from 1939 about fans of science fiction, or "pseudo-scientifics," as Time insists on calling it. (At one point, they even refer to an SF writer as a "pseudo-fictioneer." If you want to see why so many science fiction writers and readers have an inferiority complex, look no further than this hilariously sneering article. [Time via SFScope]

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annaleenewitz
Annalee Newitz

It's pretty cool, though, to see an article whose "time hook" is the fact that pulps are everywhere on the newsstands.