Duane W. Rimel
(February 21, 1915 – September 30, 1996)
Duane Weldon Rimel was a fan, poet and author of SF, fantasy, detective fiction and erotica. He bylined some of his fiction Rex Weldon. He discovered Lovecraft fandom growing up in Asotin, Washington, along with F. Lee Baldwin. (He was a semi-invalid due to inflammatory rheumatism in his early teens.)
He was a friend of H. P. Lovecraft, who helped him with his early work. They nearly published a fanzine together, but it failed because because they couldn't make arrangements for repro. Rimel and Emil Petaja collaborated to publish the The Fantaisiste's Mirror, intending to continue serializing Lovecraft's essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature" where The Fantasy Fan left off, but the zine never made it to print.
He made many linoleum cuts for The Fantasy Fan and Fantasy Magazine. An interest in jazz got him acquainted with F. T. Laney and he became a contributing editor to The Acolyte.
Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
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