Don D'Ammassa

(b. 1946)

Donald Eugene D'Ammassa was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a prolific fan, SF and fantasy author and critic. He is a member of RISFA and OE of APA 45..

He was nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo in 1976-78, 1986. He also received a nomination for the 1977 Best Fanzine Hugo and the 1985 Best Fanzine Hugo for his well-regarded fanzine, Mythologies.

His enormous collection fills a 4-car garage as well as his house, and he has read nearly all of it — in fact, he believes he may be the last person who had read all of SF in English — it is certainly too late for anyone born after him. His Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2005), Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction (2006), and Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction (2009) are especially noteworthy.

He also published It Ain't Heavy, It's My Library.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

For more on his professional career, see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/dammassa_don


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