Mari Wolf

(b. August 27, 1927)

Mari Wolf was a California SF fan and occasional author who was the first wife of SF author Rog Phillips (Roger Phillips Graham).

While she was married to Phillips, she ran a fan column (“Fandora’s Box”) for Imagination from April, 1951 to April, 1956. Her column was similar to her husband's column, “The Club House,” that appeared from 1948 to 1953 in Amazing and later in other SF magazines edited by Ray Palmer.

In "Fandora's Box," Wolf wrote about SF and SF fandom, reviewed and ranked fanzines, and interviewed authors.

She had a lifelong interest in mathematics and rocket science. She attended UCLA where she studied mathematics.

Several of Wolf's SF stories appeared in If, including the short novel Homo Inferior (November, 1953).

She also wrote mysteries, including The Golden Frame (1961).

At one time Wolf was a member of both OS and N3F. Her photograph and a brief autobiography were published in the March, 1952 Imagination. In this autobiography she stated that she was introduced to SF fandom by Phillips' "The Club House", sought him out at a Norwescon in September, 1951, and married him the next month. She also wrote that she had wanted to be a writer since she was five years old.

A collection, Mari Wolf Resurrected: The Complete Short Stories of Mari Wolf, has been published by Resurrected Press (2011).

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