Art Saha

(1923 — 1999)

Arthur William Saha was a former SF editor and past president of First Fandom and the NY Science Fiction Society (the Lunarians). He had a long and ardent interest in SF as a collector, fan, and editor.

In the late 50s, he lived in the Nunnery and Riverside Dive. He chaired a number of Lunacons and was involved in Metrocon 1. He was a member of Vanguard and of the (second) Futurian Society of New York.

He published Parnasus with Alva Rogers and James Kepner.

Saha worked for years as a research chemist before joining Donald Wollheim at DAW Books, which was formed in 1972. In the 1970s and 1980s Saha edited and co-edited many DAW anthology titles.

He is credited with coining the word “Trekkies."


Saha received the First Fandom Hall of Fame Award in 1992.