(1919 -- February 13, 2019)
Betty Ballantine was a publisher, editor, and writer. She and her husband Ian helped create Bantam Books in 1945 and established Ballantine Books in 1952. They became freelance publishers in the 1970s.
She wrote a novel, The Secret Oceans, published by Bantam in 1994. The book is "a modern-day, ecology-oriented 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for kids."
An appreciation of her and her work by Jon D. Swartz was published in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report in 2019 (New Series #59).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1975 -- World Fantasy Award
- 1980 -- Invisible Little Man Award
- 1980 -- Balrog Award (with Ian Ballantine)
- 1983 -- World Fantasy Award
- 1985 -- Hatcon 3
- 1989 -- Noreascon Three
- 1992 -- Milford Award
- 1993 -- Norwescon XVI (she did not attend)
- 2002 -- SFWA President's Award
- 2004 -- World Fantasy Convention 2004
- 2006 -- Worldcon Committee Special Award (at L.A.con IV)
- 2007 -- World Fantasy Award Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2008 -- Science Fiction Hall of Fame
|Also involved with: Coveted Balrog Award - Lunacon 34 - OakLaCon - Westercon 33|
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