The Witch and the Chameleon

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Cover of The Witch and the Chameleon

The Witch and the Chameleon was a Canadian science fiction fanzine published from 1974-1976 by Amanda Bankier in Hamilton, Ontario. It is generally recognized as the first explicitly feminist fanzine.[1][2][3] It ran for five issues, the last being nominally a "double issue" numbered 5/6.[4]

Bankier was invited to be Fan Guest of Honor at WisCon in February 11-13, 1977, because of her pioneering role as editor of The Witch and the Chameleon.


  1. ^ Phillips, Julie (2007). James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon. New York: Macmillan. p. 402. 
  2. ^ Merrick, Helen. "'Fantastic Dialogues': Critical Stories About Feminism and Science Fiction," in Speaking Science Fiction: Dialogues and Interpretations (Andy Sawyer and David Seed, eds.; Liverpool University Press, 2000; p. 60 and nn.
  3. ^ Gomoll, Jeanne. "An Open Letter to Joanna Russ," Six Shooter (Jeanne Gomoll, Linda Pickersgill and Pam Wells, eds. [1987]; reprinted in Fanthology '87 [1]
  4. ^ Ashley, Mike. Gateways to Forever: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines, 1970-1980. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press (Liverpool Science Fiction Texts & Studies Vol. III). pp. 185–186. 

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