Donald Eugene D'Ammassa was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a prolific fan, SF and fantasy author and critic. He is a member of RISFA and OE of APA 45 and was a member of Apaloosa.
He was nominated for the Best Fan Writer Hugo in 1976-78, 1986. He also received a nomination for the 1977 Best Fanzine Hugo and the 1985 Best Fanzine Hugo for his well-regarded fanzine, Mythologies.
His enormous collection fills a 4-car garage as well as his house, and he has read nearly all of it -- in fact, he believes he may be the last person who had read all of SF in English -- it is certainly too late for anyone born after him. His Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2005), Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction (2006), and Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction (2009) are especially noteworthy.
- Critical Mass
- Ecstatic Pinball Machine
- It Ain't Heavy, It's My Library
- Widgett (for APA-45)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1976 -- FAAn Award for Best Fan Writer
- 1977 -- AutoClave 2
- 1979 -- FAAn Award for Best Fan Fanzine for Mythologies
- 1982 -- Torque 3
- 1994 -- Fellow of NESFA
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