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(February 26, 1921 – June 24, 1985)
 
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'''Bill Evans''' was the name used by [[Maryland]] chemist '''William Harrington Evans''' for his [[SF]] activities.  He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Oregon State University in 1947.  He married [[Buddie McKnight]], the first wife of [[Jack McKnight]] (thus becoming close friend [[Bob Pavlat]]'s step-father-in-law.)
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'''Bill Evans''' was the name used by [[Maryland]] chemist '''William Harrington Evans''' for his [[SF]] activities.  He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Oregon State University in 1947 and was sometimes known as “'''[[Doc]]'''.” 
  
With Pavlat, Evans edited/published the ''[[Evans-Pavlat Fanzine Index]]'' during 1952-1959. The issues were collected and published in 1965.  With [[Bob Peterson]], he produced ''[[Index of Science Fiction Magazines 1926 - 1948]]''. With [[Ron Ellik]] he co-authored ''[[The Universes of E. E. Smith]]'' (1966) for [[Advent Publishers|Advent:Publishers, Inc.]]. The dustjacket of this book stated that Evans started reading [[science fiction]] magazines in 1930.
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He married [[Buddie McKnight]], the first wife of [[Jack McKnight]] (thus becoming close friend [[Bob Pavlat]]'s step-father-in-law and [[Peggy Rae Pavlat]]’s stepfather).
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With Bob Pavlat, Evans edited/published the ''[[Evans-Pavlat Fanzine Index]]'' during 1952–1959. The issues were collected and published in 1965.  With [[Bob Peterson]], he produced ''[[Index of Science Fiction Magazines 1926 - 1948]]''. With [[Ron Ellik]] he co-authored ''[[The Universes of E. E. Smith]]'' (1966) for [[Advent Publishers|Advent:Publishers, Inc.]]. The dustjacket of this book stated that Evans started reading [[science fiction]] magazines in 1930.
  
 
With [[Francis T. Laney]], Evans published ''Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937): A Tentative Bibliography'' (1943).
 
With [[Francis T. Laney]], Evans published ''Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937): A Tentative Bibliography'' (1943).
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* ''[[Cyrille]]'' [1960-63] (for [[OMPA]])
 
* ''[[Cyrille]]'' [1960-63] (for [[OMPA]])
* ''[[Evans-Pavlat Fanzine Index]]'' [1952-59]
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* ''[[Evans-Pavlat Fanzine Index]]'' [1952–59]
 
* ''[[Fungi from Yuggoth]]'' [1943] (for [[FAPA]])
 
* ''[[Fungi from Yuggoth]]'' [1943] (for [[FAPA]])
* ''[[Remembrance of Things Past]]'' [1955-62] (for [[OMPA]])
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* ''[[Remembrance of Things Past]]'' [1955–62] (for [[OMPA]])
  
  

Latest revision as of 12:13, 6 August 2022

(February 26, 1921 – June 24, 1985)

Bill Evans was the name used by Maryland chemist William Harrington Evans for his SF activities. He received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Oregon State University in 1947 and was sometimes known as “Doc.”

He married Buddie McKnight, the first wife of Jack McKnight (thus becoming close friend Bob Pavlat's step-father-in-law and Peggy Rae Pavlat’s stepfather).

With Bob Pavlat, Evans edited/published the Evans-Pavlat Fanzine Index during 1952–1959. The issues were collected and published in 1965. With Bob Peterson, he produced Index of Science Fiction Magazines 1926 - 1948. With Ron Ellik he co-authored The Universes of E. E. Smith (1966) for Advent:Publishers, Inc.. The dustjacket of this book stated that Evans started reading science fiction magazines in 1930.

With Francis T. Laney, Evans published Howard Philips Lovecraft (1890-1937): A Tentative Bibliography (1943).

Evans was a member of First Fandom and the Washington in '77 Worldcon bid. He was Hugo administrator for Constellation. He was a member of FAPA and served as Secretary-Treasurer. His publishing house was Weltschmertz Publications.

See File 770 54, p. 4 for a short obituary.

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