(February 8, 1938 – August 31, 2015)
Cuyler Warnell “Ned” Brooks, Jr., was a long-time Virginia fan and collector. He maintained extensive, meticulously organized collections of books, fanzines and typewriters, at one point removing the usual equipment of his Newport News kitchen in order to house his typer collection, which he dubbed the Beroaldus Cosmopolita Museum. He eventually bought the house next door to hold more books.
He was a member of N3F. He won the N3F's Kaymar Award in 1972 and the SFC's Rebel Award in 1976 and Rubble Award in 1992. He was one of the founders of Slanapa (Off to DeepSouthCon). He was a member of the Hampton Roads SF Association and published The Liberated Quark for it.
In the mid-1960s he edited the N3F's fanzine, Collector's Bulletin, and, in 1966, he was a member of the club's Directorate. He seems to have organized Hark!Con in 1978 and was a member of the Fellowship of the Purple Tongue, a Norfolk, VA, club, in the early ’60s. He was a member of the First Fandom club.
He published Guinevere and Lancelot and others by Arthur Machen and other reprint books under the imprint of the Purple Mouth Press.
He was born in Montana, the son of Cuyler Warnell Brooks, Sr., who was also nicknamed “Ned.” He went to work for NASA, in Hampton, Virginia, wind tunnel engineer in 1959, and worked there for 39 years. He moved to Lilburn, Georgia, on his retirement.
Brooks died at age 77 when he fell from his roof while doing repairs.
- File 770 Obituary.
- Appreciations of Brooks by John Hertz, Christopher M. O'Brien, and Jon D. Swartz in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #46, 4th Quarter, 2015.
- Obituaries by Tim Marion in File 770.
- Photo, Atlanta Constitution-Journal, 2010.
- Archived website.
- Ned Brooks’ Fanzine Index.
- Adzine for Addicts 
- The Collector's Bulletin [1964-69]
- Conned Out  for Slanapa)
- Down with Reality [late 60s] (for N'APA)
- Fellowship of the Purple Tongue and the Magical Folding Easter Egg 
- Harosfa Journal [early 70s] (for Slanapa)
- It Comes in the Mail [1972-78]
- It Goes on the Shelf [1985-2005]
- The Liberated Quark (some issues)
- The Mae Strelkov Trip Report  (with Sam Long)
- The New Newport News News [late 60s]
- The New Port News [1967-2000] (for SFPA)
- Reality Is Not Enough  (for N'APA)
- Skiffy [late 70s-early 80s] (for SFPA)
- Towel Day  (for Slanapa)
- Train-Con  (with others)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1972 -- Kaymar Award
- 1976 -- Rebel Award
- 1978 -- Rivercon IV
- 1991 -- Ditto 4
- 1992 -- Rubble Award
- 2001 -- DeepSouthCon 39
- 2016 -- Sam Moskowitz Archive Award (posthumous)
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