Archive for the ‘In Memoriam’ Category

RIP: Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (1923-2002)

Dr. Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Ph. D., musician, author, and internationally known oral historian died September 12, 2002, after a twenty-year battle with leukemia and cancer. He was born April 17, 1923 in Waterloo, Iowa. During WWII he served as Communications Sergeant in a rifle company of the 102nd Infantry Division, and was wounded in action, […]

RIP: Sheila Bostick (2001)

************************************************************ Sheila Bostick died peacefully in her sleep early March 11, 2001. She was a well-known West Coast fan, traveler, mainstay of the early bulletin boards and newsgroups, photographer, mother of Alan and Diana, and incorrigible punster. She served as treasurer for the James Tiptree Awards, but she also supported the Nature Conservancy and volunteered […]

RIP: Carl Barks (1901-2000)

Cartoonist Carl Barks died on Friday, August 25 at age 99 at his home in Grants Pass, Oregon. Barks was a comic book creator for the Walt Disney Co. and invented Scrooge McDuck, the Beagle Boys, Gyro Gearloose and others. He is best known for creating Donald Duck and drawing the Donald Duck comic books […]

RIP: David R. Bunch (1925-2000)

David R. Bunch, poet and short story author, died at 1:43AM on May 29 at the Village North Manor (a skilled nursing facility) in north St. Louis County, Missouri. His death followed a series of strokes. Mr. Bunch published nearly 80 short science fiction stories. Over half of them were collected in Moderan which was […]

RIP: Howard Browne (1908-1999)

The December 2nd issue of Ansible reports that author and editor Howard Browne died on October 28th. Browne was managing editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic Adventures in the 1940s and their editor in the 1950s. Principally a mystery writer, he contributed short stories and serials to the SF magazines under various pseudonyms, including Alexander […]

RIP:Frank B Bryning (1907-1999)

The October 29th 1999 issue of The Australian Science Fiction Bullsheet reports the death of Francis Bertram Bryning on October 12, 1999. Bryning, age 92, was an editor and publisher of technical publications and wrote many science fiction short stories, primarily in the 1950s. Bryning wrote as Frank B Bryning and also as Frank Bryning […]

RIP: Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999)

The following was posted by Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine on Sunday, September 26, 1999: Marion Zimmer Bradley suffered a major heart attack on Tuesday, September 21 and died Saturday, September 25, 1999. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be posted here when final. Memorial donations may be sent to her church: Saint Mark’s Episcopal […]