Ed Baker

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(November 22, 1941 – April 22, 1971)

Ed Baker (aka Ejobo in Esperanto), a 1960s Los Angeles fan, was such a zealous wearer of the Green Star (the Esperanto symbol) that as a member of The Cult he published Fantasy Rotator 116 (1962) entirely in Esperanto. (The Cult immediately found an excuse to drop him and several more to keep him out.)

He contributed apazine Dushe to N'APA — in English.

A LASFan, he was treasurer of the club in 1964.

His other interests ranged from Catholicism to Objectivism to Anarchy. He particularly objected to the Post Office as an immoral monopoly.

He was found dead in his car, shot by an unknown assailant. His friends founded the Ed Baker Memorial Postal Conspiracy, in which a fanzine or other piece of fanmail is delivered through a chain of hands rather than through the mails. EBMPC is marked where the stamps and cancellation would otherwise go.

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