Sam Martinez

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(1920 – July 4, 1984)

Sam Martinez, a fan born in Chicago, lived most of his life in Tulsa, OK, and was active in Oklahoma fandom from the 1950s.

He was a longtime member of FAPA, for which he published Sambo under his own name, but he also maintained a hoax identity, William Clyde, who contributed ribald stories and sexy drawings until they ran afoul of the Post Office and got banned.

He created KISMET with Ron Ellik.

Fanzines and Apazines:

From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
William Clyde Another hoax-identity, this one created by Sam Martinez of Tulsa. Wm was responsible for a number of ribald stories and sexy drawings in FAPA before one of his publications, proving too raw to go thru the mails, was banned, causing him to be dropped for lactivity. People composing this sort of literature are invited to draw conclusions from the fact that Clyde survived possible exposure at a Tulsa con when Sam told the attendees that William was a teenager and his mother had made him stay home -- and they believed him.

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