Russ Hodgkins

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Russ Hodgkins, drawn by Fritz Zillig for Shangri-LA #1, March–April 1940.

(January 26, 1910 – April 30, 2004)

Russell J. Hodgkins, an early L.A. fan, found sf around 1918. In the 1930s, he was director of the LASFL and one of the Moonrakers (the "bad boys" of LASFS). He was an editor of Mikros and Imagination!. He was a Technocrat, but thought Esperanto was silly.

His article “Continental Engineers” appeared in the June 1940 issue of Science Fiction Stories. He attended the Denvention.

Later, he was one of the leaders of Carcosa House.

His family immigrated to the US in 1914 from Australia. An aircraft mechanic, he served in World War II in the Army Air Corps. He died on April 30, 2004, in San Diego, CA.

For an early short biography, see Who's Who in Fandom 1940, page 8.

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