Thomas S. Gardner

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(July 31, 1908 – November 11, 1963)

Thomas S. Gardner, an early fan and pro, started reading sf in 1923 and began publishing in Wonder Stories in 1932.

He also wrote for early fanzines such as Fantasy Magazine, New Fandom, Fantasy-News, Spaceways, Cosmic Tales and Fantasy Commentator. He attended Nycon 1, the first Worldcon in 1939, and was on the Philcon program.

He was a member of New Fandom (and was one of their delegates to the 1938 Philadelphia Conference), the ISA, the Queens SFL, NAPA, the Hydra Club, and ESFA, serving as a Director for a time. He wrote for The Science Fiction Yearbook 1958 Edition. He was also responsible for the Science-Fiction Tests. He was SFL Member #357.

About two months before his death, an apparent suicide, he sold his entire collection to Gerry de la Ree.

In mundane life, Gardner had a Ph.D. in Chemistry from MIT and worked as a researcher at Hoffman-La Roche in New Jersey. In the early 1930s, he lived in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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