Verna Smith Trestrail

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(Auguist 25, 1920 ā€“ March 1994)

Verna Jean Smith (later Verna Smith Trestrail), daughter of SF writer E. E. "Doc" Smith, was born in Michigan. According to Tucker, the speech she gave at Chicon in 1940 was better than her dadā€™s.

After E. E. Smith died, Verna was his literary executor until her death in 1994. Her son, Kim Trestrail, is now the executor.

Robert A. Heinlein in part dedicated his 1982 novel Friday to Verna.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Person Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 1920ā€”1994

Also involved: - 1941 Michiconference - E. E. Smith - MosCon '79

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