E. Everett Evans
(November 30, 1893 – December 2, 1958)
Edward Everett Evans, aka “3E,” “Tripoli” and “Th’ Ol’ Foo,” was a long-time fan who later became an SF writer. He helped to put on the first Westercon. For years he was active in the FAPA (publishing A Tour A Tale of the 'Evans) and the LASFS. He published the fanzine The Timebinder in the 1940s, and several one-shot fannish publications such as What is S-F Fandom (1944) for N3F which he also helped found. He was President of the N3F in 1943-1945, edited Bonfire in 1942-44, and was founding editor of The National Fantasy Fan in 1945.
A compilation of his fantasy tales, Food for Demons, was published by Fantasy House as chapbook #2 in Ken Kreuger's Fantasy Reader series in 1975 — with brief encomiums by some of Evans' friends and colleagues including Ray Bradbury, A. E. van Vogt, and E. E. Smith. The Big Heart Award, founded by Forrest J Ackerman to honor outstanding service and generosity to the SF field and for "typifying the spirit of SF writer E. Everett Evans" was named in his honor for many years.
He was not a very good fanwriter, and was named one of the Turgid Triplets. On the other hand, Evans's juvenile novel, The Planet Mappers (1955), won the Boys' Clubs of America annual award for "most enjoyable book."
His professional works included the novels Man of Many Minds (1953), The Planet Mappers (1955), Alien Minds (1955), and the posthumously-published collaboration with E. E. Smith Masters of Space (1976).
There is an obituary in Ground Zero #3 p13
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1949 -- Fanquet
Also involved: - Arnim Seielstad - Black Flames - Charles Hornig - Ditmar Awards - Ed Kuss - Evans-Freehafer Award - Fantasy Press - Midwestcon 1 - Nepenthe - Pacificon Combozine - Science Fantasy Writers of America - Tendril Towers - The Science Fiction Fanzine Reader: Focal Points 1930-1960 - Thelma Evans - WSFS, Inc. - Westercon 1 - Westercon 6
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