The TransAtlantic Hearing Aid

Free ebook edition released in 2015!
(A donation to TAFF would be appreciated.)

Transatlantic Hearing Aid -- 1st ed cover

The TransAtlantic Hearing Aid by David Langford is a report of his journey to the 1980 World SF Convention in Boston (Noreascon II) as elected delegate of TAFF, the TransAtlantic Fan Fund which promotes exchange visits of SF fans between Europe and North America. All you could possibly wish to know about TAFF appears at the website linked above. Full of insider references and jokes, this is one for people plugged into the SF fan community, rather than the general reader.

Many thanks to Rob Jackson, who designed the booklet and published it through his Inca Press imprint.

Read the full text on line.

  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Publisher: Inca Press, West Sussex, UK
  • Format: A5 paperback chapbook
  • ISBN: none
  • Page Count: 74
  • Cover Artist: Jim Barker
  • Availability: booklet from David Langford by arrangement; free ebook download from the TAFF site.

Contents & Original Appearances

The TransAtlantic Hearing Aid was first published chapter by chapter in various fanzines as below, with a brief introduction added to the collected edition. The full text can now be read here and at the TAFF site. Many thanks to Bridget Bradshaw for heroically rekeying chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, and to Rob Jackson for completing the job with chapter 1.