Jacob Edwards

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(Did you mean an Australian writer?)

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
A mythical neofan. Originally a pename under which Ted White reviewed stf pbs for his fanzine Zip. In the fall of 1954 TEW and Bob M. Stewart decided to create a real hoax, and Edwards began to publish his own fanzine, Mini, and feuded with White. The hoax was very successful, since the Jacob Edwards personality was far more evident and White was a nonentity at the time -- so much so that most sided with Edwards in his imaginary battle, and White dropped the hoax after one issue of Mini had been published. Since then it has been an open secret and Jacob Edwards has been used by various fen as a serconfanfiction character, usually as a good-natured neofan.

Person 19541954
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