Betsy Curtis

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(September 17, 1917 – April 17, 2002)

Ed, Maggie and Betsy Curtis at the Detention masquerade in 1959. They won Best Group for their depiction of non-Euclidean geometry. Betsy made the costumes. From the collection of Maggie Thompson.

SF writer Elizabeth King McGee “Betsy” Curtis was discovered by Anthony Boucher, who published her story, "Divine Right" in the Summer, 1950, issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Other short fiction by her appeared in such SF magazines as Galaxy, Imagination, Marvel Science Stories, Planet Stories, If, and Amazing. Her story, "A Peculiar People," was reprinted in The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1952, edited by Everett F. Bleiler and T. E. Dikty.

She was a costumer whose creations won “Best Group” at several Worldcon masquerades.

She was married to fellow fan Ed Curtis and mother of author/editor Margaret “Maggie” Curtis Thompson, who was brought up as a fan.

Bibliography at ISFDB.

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