Alma Hill

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(August 21, 1906 – October 1974)

Alma Hill at Boskone 1, 1965.

Alma Hill, a fan and schoolteacher who was active in the Boston area as early as the ’40s, was a member of the Boston Science Fiction Society, where she was remembered as having been bossy. In 1956, she founded the The Science & Fiction Critics Club in Boston which, for a time, held meetings on Sunday afternoons.

She was clearly both important and controversial. As an example, eyewitness reports say that at the banquet, Boskone 1 gave her a oguH Award for "distinguished service to science fiction in the New England region", yet years later this was remembered as a crashed, spray-painted rocketship presented to "the person who had done the most to Boston Fandom during the past year."

With the demise of the BoSFS, she dropped out of local fandom, but remained very active in the N3F, winning the Kaymar Award in 1967. She served on the N3F Directorate in 1961, and tried to impeach Al Lewis in 1963.

She actively corresponded with other fans and regularly contributed items to the Harvard College Science Fiction Collection.

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