F. M. Busby
(March 11, 1921 - February 17, 2005)
Francis Marion "Buz" Busby was a fan, fanzine editor, con-runner and professional writer. He was born in Indianapolis, but moved early to Seattle where he spent the rest of his life. His mundane career was as a communications engineer with the Army's Alascom. He was married to fellow fan Elinor Busby.
He was a member of the Cry Crowd and The Nameless Ones (President twice), and chaired Westercon 12. He was on the committee for the 1959 Westercon and Seacon. He published The Goon Goes West, John Berry's 1959 trip report.
He began writing short fiction in 1957, but did not turn to novels until the 70s, a good deal of his novel work being space-opera. He wrote nineteen published novels and numerous short stories between 1973 and 1996. From 1974 to 1976 he was VP of SFWA. His professional papers are at the Eaton Collection. He was a member of the N3F. He served as OE of SAPS. Other apas included SAPA, IPSO, The Cult, and APA X.
- Cry of the Nameless (some issues)
- No Place (for N'APA)
- Re-Entry (for FAPA)
- Retro (for SAPS)
- Sercon's Bane (for FAPA)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1959 -- Best Fanzine Hugo nominee
- 1960 -- Best Fanzine Hugo for Cry of the Nameless, Past president of the FWA
- 1962 -- Best Fanzine Hugo nominee
- 1963 -- Westercon 16
- 1974 -- Bubonicon 6
- 1976 -- LepreCon 2
- 1979 -- Iguanacon
- 1979 -- KulaCon
- 1983 -- Spokon '83
- 1984 -- Westercon 37, Moscon VI
- 1988 -- Noncon (Canada) 11
- 1993 -- Westercon 46
- 1994 -- LibertyCon 8
- 1997 -- RadCon 2A
Also involved: - Bruce Pelz - Discon 1 Guide: Sunday Evening - Empire (Kittredge) - IguanaCon II - Lilapa - MosCon VI - Nameless Ones - Rain 1 - Renfrew Pemberton - Retromingent - Trap Door - Tropicon VII - Who Killed Science Fiction?
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