Lee Harding

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(February 13, 1937 – April 19, 2023)

Lee John Harding, aka Leo Harding, an enthusiastic Australian fan and author, was a founding member of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club. He was a member of the Amateur Fantasy Publications of Australia. Reviewer for the Australian Science Fiction Review (first series).

Author and narrator of the soundtrack for the first Anti-fan film, Aussie Fan. Producer, in 1973, of Australia's first fan opera, Joe Phaust.

Runner of Australia's first science fiction writers’ workshop, held in association with Aussiecon with Ursula K. Le Guin as writer-in-residence, and editor of the resulting anthology, The Altered I. Master of Ceremonies at Syncon '70.

His first fiction, “Displaced Person,” was published in Science Fantasy in April 1961.

Assistant at Space Age Books between 1971 and 1975. Partner of Irene Pagram. His son, Erik Harding, was a lifetime fan.

Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Fanzines and Apazines: (as Leo J. Harding)

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Person 19372023
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