Douglas W. F. Mayer

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(August 22, 1919 – October 12, 1976)

Douglas W. F. Mayer, also known as Doug Mayer, was a fan from Leeds active from the 1930s to the early 1950s.

He attended the 1937 Leeds Convention where he was appointed conference secretary. He subsequently edited the official souvenir report. He was active in the business part of the convention, proposing several motions, and he was appointed founding secretary of the Science Fiction Association (SFA). He later attended the Second British Convention in London in 1938.

He edited three issues of Amateur Science Stories for the Science Fiction Association of Leeds, England, which gave him the distinction of publishing Arthur C. Clarke's first published short story.

He published seven issues of the fanzine Tomorrow, which in 2014 was nominated for the 1939 Best Fanzine Retro Hugo Award. He published a very early bibliography, British Science-Fiction Bibliography in 1937.

In addition, Mayer published articles in Scientific American and Discovery.

Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

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