F. M. Busby
(March 11, 1921 – February 17, 2005)
He was a member of the Cry Crowd and The Nameless Ones (president twice), and chaired Westercon 12. He was on the committee for the 1959 Westercon and Seacon. He published The Goon Goes West, John Berry's 1959 trip report. He was a member of the N3F. He served as OE of SAPS. Other apas included SAPA, IPSO, The Cult, and APA X.
In the Bagby Hoax, he wrote the “counter-review” as Ella G. Grey.
He began writing short fiction in 1957, but did not turn to novels until the 1970s, a good deal of his novel work being space opera. He wrote 19 published novels and numerous short stories between 1973 and 1996. From 1974 to 1976, he was VP of SFWA. His professional papers are at the Eaton Collection.
He was born in Indianapolis, but moved early to Seattle, where he spent the rest of his life. His mundane career was as a communications engineer with the Army's Alascom. He was married to fellow fan Elinor Busby.
- Cry of the Nameless (some issues)
- No Place (for N'APA)
- Re-Entry (for FAPA)
- Retro (for SAPS)
- Sercon's Bane (for FAPA)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1959 -- Best Fanzine Hugo nominee
- 1960 -- Best Fanzine Hugo for Cry of the Nameless,
- 1962 -- Best Fanzine Hugo nominee
- 1963 -- Westercon 16
- 1974 -- Bubonicon 6
- 1976 -- LepreCon 2
- 1979 -- Iguanacon toastmaster
- 1979 -- KulaCon
- 1983 -- Spokon '83
- 1984 -- Westercon 37, Moscon VI
- 1988 -- Noncon 11
- 1993 -- Westercon 46
- 1994 -- LibertyCon 8
- 1997 -- RadCon 2A
- 2005 -- Past president of the FWA for 1960
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