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Betty Ballantine was a publisher, editor, and writer. She and her husband [[Ian Ballantine|Ian]] helped create [[Bantam Books]] in 1945 and established [[Ballantine Books]] in 1952.  They became freelance publishers in the 1970s.
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'''Betty Ballantine''' (née Elizabeth Norah Jones) was a publisher, editor, and writer. She and her husband, [[Ian Ballantine|Ian]], helped create [[Bantam Books]] in 1945 and established [[Ballantine Books]] in 1952.  They became freelance publishers in the 1970s.
  
 
Betty and Ian were [[Guests of Honor]] at [[Noreascon Three]], the 1989 [[Worldcon]].
 
Betty and Ian were [[Guests of Honor]] at [[Noreascon Three]], the 1989 [[Worldcon]].
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She wrote a novel, ''The Secret Oceans'', published by Bantam in 1994. The book is "a modern-day, ecology-oriented ''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'' for kids."
 
She wrote a novel, ''The Secret Oceans'', published by Bantam in 1994. The book is "a modern-day, ecology-oriented ''20,000 Leagues Under the Sea'' for kids."
  
An appreciation of her and her work by Jon D. Swartz was published in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report in 2019 (New Series #59).
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An appreciation of her and her work by [[Jon D. Swartz]] was published in ''[[Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report]]'' in 2019 (New Series #59).
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:18, 2 August 2020

(Sept. 25, 1919 – February 13, 2019)

Betty Ballantine (née Elizabeth Norah Jones) was a publisher, editor, and writer. She and her husband, Ian, helped create Bantam Books in 1945 and established Ballantine Books in 1952. They became freelance publishers in the 1970s.

Betty and Ian were Guests of Honor at Noreascon Three, the 1989 Worldcon.

She wrote a novel, The Secret Oceans, published by Bantam in 1994. The book is "a modern-day, ecology-oriented 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for kids."

An appreciation of her and her work by Jon D. Swartz was published in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report in 2019 (New Series #59).

Awards, Honors and GoHships:


Person Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 19192019

Also involved: - 1984 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo - Coveted Balrog Award - Equicon '73 - Lunacon 34 - Noreascon 3 - OakLaCon - Westercon 33

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Also- 1984 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo Also- Coveted Balrog Award