(January 6, 1947 –)
Robert Edward “Bob” Vardeman (aka Vardebob) is an Albuquerque, NM, SF fan and writer. He got his start in writing by writing for fanzines, and was nominated for the 1972 Best Fan Writer Hugo Award. He ran in the 1977 DUFF Race.
He is the author of more than 60 SF and fantasy novels. An anthology of his short fiction, Stories From Desert Bob's Reptile Ranch, was published in 2007. His pennames include F. J. Hale and Edward S. Hudson.
Vardeman is one of the founders of Albuquerque fandom (after a chance meeting with Roy Tackett in a bookstore), the Albuquerque SF Society and of Bubonicon, as SF convention held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has been Toastmaster at many of them. He was a member of APA-45 and a founder of Slanapa.
Vardeman was born in Texas, but is a longtime resident of New Mexico. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in materials science. He worked for Sandia National Laboratories in solid state physics research before becoming a full-time writer in 1975.
- Desperadoes Waiting for a Train (for Slanapa)
- I Drank the Water and Lived [early 70s]
- Sandworm [late 60s - early 70s]
- Sandworm Songbook 
- Sea of Joy [late 60s - 70s]
- Zymurworm [mid-70s] (with Dick Patten)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1972 -- 1972 Best Fan Writer Hugo nomination
- 1973 -- AggieCon IV
- 1977 -- Sampo Award
- 1978 -- AggieCon IX
- 1979 -- TusCon 6
- 1988 -- CopperCon 8
- 1990 -- Chattacon XV
- 2001 -- MileHiCon 33
- 2004 -- MileHiCon 36
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