(April 7, 1928 – August 23, 1999)
James White was one of the great Irish fans, one of the Wheels of IF as well as a successful pro. He was born and lived in Belfast, working as a publicity officer for Short Bros., though he grew up in Canada. He was married to Peggy White.
He was an actifan, one of the Wheels of IF and a member of the Belfast Triangle, working on both Slant and Hyphen. He helped design the Tucker Hotel and was one of the best Ghoodminton players the world has ever seen. He co-authored Beyond the Enchanted Duplicator ... To the Enchanted Convention with Walt Willis.
He also had a successful career as a science fiction writer, especially known for his Sector General series. His work was the subject of a book by Richard Howard: Space for Peace: Fragments of the Irish Troubles in the Science Fiction of Bob Shaw and James White (Liverpool UP, 2021).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1968 -- London Minicon
- 1971 -- Novacon 1
- 1975 -- SfanCon 6
- 1978 -- Faircon '78
- 1980 -- Toastmaster at Albacon 80
- 1981 -- Lunacon 24
- 1983 -- Albacon II
- 1984 -- SfanCon 14
- 1985 -- Doc Weir Award
- 1992 -- ReinCONation 2, Norcon 11
- 1995 -- Beneluxcon 21
- 1996 -- L.A.Con III
- 1998 -- MeCon 1, Skylark Award
- 1999 -- Octocon Lite
- 2000 -- James White Award created
- 2001 -- 1951 Best Fan Writer Retro Hugo and 1951 Best Fan Artist Retro Hugo nominee
- 2004 -- 1954 Best Fan Writer Retro Hugo nominee, 1954 Best Fanzine Retro Hugo
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