Andy Offutt

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(August 16, 1934 – April 30, 2013)

Andy Offutt. Caricature by Frank Kelly Freas, 1975.

Andrew Jefferson Offutt V was a Southern fan and pro writer who lived in Kentucky. He was married to Jodie Offutt for over fifty years. He published sf since 1954, and wrote in a variety of areas, but mostly in heroic fantasy, usually bylined andrew j. offutt, all lowercase.

He wrote a large number of pornographic/erotic works under pseudonyms, including John Cleve, a penname shared by D. Bruce Berry, with whom he also wrote a couple of sf novels under the name Jeff Douglas. After his death, his son Chris wrote My Father, the Pornographer (2016).

From 1976–78, Andy was President of SFWA.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:


A genial raconteur, Andy was frequently sought as a convention MC/toastmaster. From 1973 on, he was the perennial MC at all Kubla Khans. Other cons included:

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