(1921 -- June 24, 1985)
Bill Evans was the name used by Maryland chemist William Harrington Evans for his SF activities. He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Oregon State University in 1947. He married Buddie McKnight, the first wife of Jack McKnight (thus becoming close friend Bob Pavlat's step-father-in-law.)
With Pavlat, Evans edited/published the Evans-Pavlat Fanzine Index during 1952-1959. The issues were collected and published in 1965. With Bob Peterson, he produced Index of Science Fiction Magazines 1926 - 1948. With Ron Ellik he co-authored The Universes of E. E. Smith (1966) for Advent:Publishers, Inc.. The dustjacket of this book stated that Evans started reading science fiction magazines in 1930.
With Francis T. Laney, Evans published Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937): A Tentative Bibliography (1943).
See File 770 #54 p4 for a short obituary.
Also involved: - Advent:Publishers - Celephais - Discon 1 Guide: Introduction - Discon 1 Guide: Last Session - Discon 1 Guide: Sunday Evening - Discon 1 Guide: The Banquet - Discon 1 Guide: The Costume Ball - Fancyclopedia 2 - Fungi from Yuggoth - Quanta - Snide - Swisher Index - The Skylark of Space
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