(Academic’s writing on primary or even exclusive focus on Star Trek zines) reflects the important role of Trek fandom in developing conventions and setting the standard for media zine publishing (adopting them from older forms found in literary science fiction fandom).HENRY JENKINS. 1992. TEXTUAL PROACHERS. NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, p 161
An example for this standard is the zine community’s commitment to provide spaces for readers as well as for writers.
Historically, many zines have regularly published „Letters of Comment” evaluating and responding to the published works, a tradition within science fiction fandom that dates back to the letter columns of Hugo Gersnback’s pulp magazines.HENRY JENKINS. 1992. TEXTUAL PROACHERS. NEW YORK: ROUTLEDGE, p 163