Cory Panshin

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(1947 –)

Cory Panshin (née Seidman) is an American fan and fanwriter, later SF writer and critic. Her pro work was in collaboration with her husband, Alexei Panshin (early stories appeared only under his name and he credited her in the introduction to his 1975 collection). They won the 1990 Best Non-Fiction Book Hugo for The World Beyond the Hill, a history of SF.

She found fandom while a student at Radcliffe (her roommate was Leslie Turek) and was a member of MITSFS where she and Turek edited some issued of Twilight Zine. She was also a member of NESFA and edited some issues of Proper Boskonian.

Cory appeared, painted blue, as "A Bottle of Corflu" at the Baycon (1968 Worldcon) masquerade. (See photo by Len Moffatt, linked from report in File 770).

Per Alexei's reminiscences, he first "laid eyes on Cory at Tricon, the 24th World Science Fiction Convention in Cleveland, in 1966." (She didn't mention him in her conrep, Twilight Zine #20, October 1966: see Cory Seidman Panshin's Tricon Reminiscence). "Over the next several years she and I would see each other from time to time at gatherings at Charlie and Marsha Brown's apartment in the Bronx." After he published Star Well in October 1968, she sent him his "first fan letter ever". "I won her heart with The Thurb Revolution. We were married the following June." [i. e. 1969]

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