T. E. Dikty
(June 16, 1920 – October 11, 1991)
Thaddeus Maxim Eugene "TeD" Dikty was an early fan from Indiana who became general manager of a specialist bookselling business, and later was one of the founders of Shasta: Publishers. He married fellow fan and author Julian May in 1953.
He grew up in a household which read sf and started reading it himself at age 9. He was a member of First Fandom: He found fandom in October 1938 when he met Bob Formanek and started Fantasy Digest with him. In the late 1930s, he published The Grab Bag, and Who's Who in Fandom 1940. He was also a member of the SFL, IFF, and New Fandom.
He was on the committee of Chicon II, secretary-treasurer of Moonstruck Press, headed the Indiana Fantasy Association and published the IFA Review and Epilogue.
Dikty edited several SF anthologies during the 1940s-1960s, including the annual Best Science Fiction Stories series 1949–1954 (with E. F. Bleiler), and Dikty continued the series alone from 1955 through 1957.
Other SF anthologies were Every Boy's Book of Outer Space Stories (1960) and Great Science Fiction About Mars (1966). In 1974, he started FAX Collector's Editions, a publishing enterprise aimed at reprinting, often in facsimile, from old magazines.
- Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
- Early short biography in Who's Who in Fandom 1940, page 5.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1978 -- Sampo Award
- 2013 -- First Fandom Hall of Fame
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