Ned Brooks

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(February 8, 1938 -- August 31, 2015)

Cuyler W. (Ned) Brooks, Jr. was a long-time fan and collector. He maintained extensive, meticulously organized collections of books, fanzines and typewriters, at one point removing the usual equipment of his kitchen in order to house his typer collection, which he dubbed the Beroaldus Cosmopolita Museum.

His long-running perzines It Comes in the Mail and It Goes on the Shelf were largely devoted to reviews.

He entered fandom by answering a small ad in a science fiction magazine, “Discover fandom for $2,” and, in 1963, attended his first Worldcon, Discon in Washington, DC.

He was a member of N3F. He won the N3F's Kaymar Award in 1972 and the SFC's Rebel Award in 1976 and Rubble Award in 1992. He was one of the founders of Slanapa (Off to DeepSouthCon). He was a member of the Hampton Roads SF Association and published The Liberated Quark for it.

In the mid-1960s he edited the N3F's fanzine, Collector's Bulletin, and in 1966 he was a member of the club's Directorate. He seems to have organized Hark!Con in 1978 and was a member of the Fellowship of the Purple Tongue, a Norfolk club in the early ’60s. He published Guinevere and Lancelot and others by Arthur Machen under the imprint of the Purple Mouth Press.

He was FGoH at Rivercon IV and DeepSouthCon 39. He was also a member of First Fandom. He was posthumously awarded the Sam Moskowitz Archive Award in 2016.

Brooks died at age 77 when he fell from his roof while doing repairs.

Appreciations of Brooks and his work in fandom by John Hertz, Christopher M. O'Brien, and Jon D. Swartz appeared in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #46, 4th Quarter, 2015.

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