Ben Singer

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(1931 - 2012)

Benjamin D. Singer was active in fandom during the 1950s in Detroit, Michigan, where he belonged to the Misfits SF Club. He was a cousin of Roger Sims’.

He published the fanzine Mutant before turning it over to the Detroit club as its Official Organ. He also contributed to Art Rapp's Spacewarp. He published United Fandom with George Young.

While living in Detroit, he was a friend of Ray Nelson. Later he and Nelson both worked for the Hudson Motor Company. When Nelson lived in Paris, Singer visited him there. Still later, they were fellow members of CAPA. Other CAPA members during the time Singer and Nelson were members included Howard DeVore, Len and June Moffatt, Jim and Barbara Harmon, and Jon D. Swartz.

In the early 1950s, Singer published two stories in Future Science Fiction.

His wife Eleanore was also a SF fan.

In mundane life, Singer became a sociologist and lived and taught in Canada for many years. For several years he was on the faculty of Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. His daughter, Heidi, is a journalist in New York City.

Person Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 19312012

Also involved: - Bob Tucker - George H. Young - The Gorgon - The Purple Dawn

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