Mike Bracken

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(1957 –)

Michael Patrick Bracken was a teenaged fan from Fort Bragg, California, who came into fandom in the early 1970s. He used "Brutis," a nickname given him in ninth grade, as the credit for some fan art.

With his high-school friend, Joe Walter, he was the co-founder and later sole editor of the 21-issue fanzine Knights (which for its first 12 issues was known as Knights of the Paper Space Ship, aka KPSS), and he was editor of the five-issue perzine Michael. He also published Ozone (a six-page one-shot, August 1974); Pooped Sheet (a one-page one-shot, August 1974); Mutated Mumblings (a one-page one-shot, October 1974); and, as Patrick Myers, This Things Doesn't Have A Name Yet, Got Any Ideas? (a two-page one-shot, November 1974).

He was a founding member of APA-50. His fiction, articles, LoCs, and cartoons appeared in numerous fanzines during his most active period, from late 1973 through the early 1980s.

He wrote short fiction for several semi-prozines while active in fandom, and he made his professional fiction debut in November 1978. He is the author of several books and more than 1,200 short stories in various genres, notably mysteries.

Though no longer active in fandom, he occasionally attends conventions in Texas as one of the pros. He married Karin Gunn in 1978. They divorced in 1990.

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