Ruth Berman

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(November 15, 1942 –)

Ruth Amelia Berman is a writer of short SF and speculative poetry. When she was at the University of Minnesota High School in the late 1950s, she found other fans (Eleanor Arnason, Ron Whyte and Barry Hansen aka "Dr. Demento") and the group published a fanzine as well as attempting to start the Twin Cities Fantasy Society.

She attended Detention, the 1959 Worldcon in Detroit. She was a founding member of the Rivendell Group and a member of The Lady Poetesses from Hell.

She was an early Star Trek fan and the founder of the Professor Challenger Society for fans of both Arthur Conan Doyle and SF. She played Coventry and was a member of the Little Men.

Her short fiction has appeared in Analog, New Worlds, Star Trek: The New Voyages, Shadows 2, Tales of the Unanticipated, and Asimov's Science Fiction. She was a founding member of the Aardvark Writing Group. She published Zeepsday, a one-act play based on a Gordy Dickson story.

Her sister, Jean Berman, is also a fan. Ruth was on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, from which she earned her Ph.D. in 1979.

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