(September 4, 1916 – July 14, 1998)
Robert A. W. "Doc" Lowndes (pronounced LOWNDZ, one syllable) was a fan, author, and editor. He was a principal member of the Futurians (and one of the six kept out of the first Worldcon by the Exclusion Act. He later became editor of Future Science Fiction, Science Fiction, and Science Fiction Quarterly, and outside the SF field, western, crime-fiction, sports-fiction, and other magazines for Columbia Publications. He also worked on the Gernsback Publications' non-fiction magazine, Sexology. After the War, he founded Vanguard Records with James Blish.
Probably his best known fanzine is Le Vombeiteur, but he also published the VAPA and FAPA zine Agenbite of Inwit. He was a prolific user of pen names in his fannish writing with estimates over over fifty, including Satyricus. He also published the "interminable" fan fiction "Trigger Talk at Green Guna". Other fanzines included Afterthoughts and Vagrant.
He was recognized as a Founding Member of N3F in an article by Jon D. Swartz that appeared in the July, 2016 issue of The National Fantasy Fan (Volume 75, Number 7).
|Mystery of the Third Mine||Novel||Winston Juvenile||1953|
|The Duplicated Man (with James Blish)||Novel||Avalon||1959|
|The Puzzle Planet||Novel||Ace Double||1961|
|Three Faces of Science Fiction||Essays||NESFA Press||1973|
|The Gernsback Days with Mike Ashley||History||2004|