Richard Lupoff

(b. 1935)

Richard (Dick) Lupoff is an SF fan and technical writer, Lupoff (with his wife Pat) edited the fanzine Xero which they unveiled at Pittcon, the 1960 Worldcon in Pittsburgh. A regular feature of Xero was a nostalgic look at Golden Age comic books called “All in Color for a Dime” that later resulted in two books of essays: All in Color for a Dime (1970) and The Comic Book Book (1973), both of which Lupoff co-edited with Don Thompson. Much of its material was collected in The Best of Xero.

He is credited with helping found comic book fandom and then disowning it.

Other fanzines included Horrib. He was the expert on the arcane art of Rexstripe. He was one of the founders of the Fanoclasts and of Eastercon (NY). He was one of the first members of the Fan Awards Poll Committee. He was a member of APA-F and the New York Futurian Society.

He won the 1963 Best Fanzine Hugo for Xero and was nominated for the 1975 Best Novelette Hugo, the 1976 Best Short Story Hugo and the 2005 Best Related Book Hugo.

Lupoff’s Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure was published by Canaveral in 1965 (a press of of which he was an editor); a paperback edition from Ace in 1966 corrected some errors in the first edition.

He has written SF, mysteries, and non-fiction on a wide variety of popular culture subjects. He has used the pen names of Ova Hamlet, Dick O'Donnell, and Addison E. Steele (two Buck Rogers novels). Some of his SF novels are The Crack in the Sky (1976), The Return of Skull-Face (1977), and The Triune Man (1976). His The Great American Paperback was published in 2001 by Collectors Press. In addition to his two dozen novels and more than 50 short stories, he has also edited genre anthologies. He is an expert on Edgar Rice Burroughs and wrote Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure (1965) and Barsoom: Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Martian Vision (1976).

Other fanzines and apazines: OPO, OSO, OPOSO, Sigh of the Blameless.

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

He is married to Pat Lupoff.

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