(July 14, 1926 – September 2019)
Lester Hines Cole, a Bay Area fan and pro, chaired SFCon, the 1954 Worldcon in San Francisco. He was a member of the Elves, Gnomes and Little Men's Science Fiction and Chowder Society (and served as its president). He published Orgasm (along with his wife, Esther Cole, and Gary Nelson.)
Les and Es were married in 1947 and collaborated on much fanac; they had two sons, Dana and Lance.
Les wrote about 50 SF short stories, published in F&SF, Amazing and Startling Stories, and six novels, sometimes under pseudonyms Roy Carroll, Les Collins, T. M. Mathieu, T. H. Mathieu, and Colin Sturgis.
- Obituaries, File 770, January 7, 2020.
- “I Married a Science Fiction” by Esther Cole, Mimosa 16, December 1994.
- Autobiographical statement by the Coles in Scientifiction (New Series #53, 3rd Quarter, 2017).
- Bibliography at ISFDB (note that ISFDB’s biographical information appears to be for a different Lester Cole, the screenwriter, but the bibliographic data seems correct).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 2017 – First Fandom Hall of Fame (with Esther Cole)
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