(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.
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.
- All Mimsy
- Dinky Bird (for SAPS)
- Dunkiton Press
- Inside Star Trek
- Nous (later No) (with Jean Berman)
- A Sherlockian Christmas Carroll  (with Ron Whyte)
- SH - sf Fanthology
- T Negative
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1968 -- 1968 Best Fan Writer Hugo nominee
- 1972 -- Minicon 6
- 1973 -- Campbell Award nominee
- 1974 -- KWEST*Con
- 1993 -- Diversicon 1 (Special Guest)
- 2003 -- Rhysling Award for Best Short Poem
- 2004 -- Minnesota Fantasy Award
- 2006 -- Dwarf Stars Award for her poem "Knowledge Of".
- 2016 -- MarsCon 2016
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