John Brunner

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(September 24, 1934 – August 26, 1995)

John Kilian Houston Brunner, a British fan and pro writer, started writing with one story in 1951, but launched his prolific career in 1959, lasting until his health failed in the mid-1980s. He was on the committees of Loncon I (the 1957 Worldcon) and Galactic Fair 1969 and a member of OMPA. He was one of the group that brainstormed the idea of TAFF.

He was GoH at ConStellation, the 1983 Worldcon.

After initially specializing in literate space operas, by the late 1960s, he tended towards sf dystopiasStand on Zanzibar may be his most famous novel. (The combination of his decidedly left-wing politics and the dystopias may account for his comparative lack of later popularity.) He also wrote fantasy; The Traveler in Black is outstanding.

He died at Intersection, the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow, and was eulogized with considerable feeling by Robert Silverberg at the Hugo Ceremony.

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