'Science fiction had its own secret masters, the fanzine editors who preceded today's internet bloggers and tweeters. In a jargon all their own, they transmitted joy and jollity and feuding enmity-and some still do. In this cast of delightful oddballs, Joseph hopes to detect messages from the end of the universe while his girlfriend Caroline dances at the edge of madness. Ray and Marj tussle with the suburban in-laws. Brian spoofs a talkback host. 1984, that fabled year, looms.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.