Joe L. Hensley
(March 19, 1926 – August 27, 2007)
He wrote science fiction and crime fiction as Joe L. Hensley and Louis J. A. Adams. His first fiction sale was the short story "And Not Quite Human" in the September 1953 issue of Beyond Fantasy Fiction. He went on to publish over 20 books and some 100 short stories. His sf collaborators included Alexei Panshin and Harlan Ellison.
Joe married Charlotte Ruth Bettinger on June 18, 1950, and they were regulars at such conventions as Rivercon and Midwestcon. He was a Kentucky Colonel, an honor likely bestowed at Rivercon. Because his probity was widely respected, he was chosen as the custodian of the $100 Worldcon Emergency Fund when it was created in 1969 in the wake of the St. Louiscon Movie Screen Affair.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
|This is a biography page. Please extend it by adding more information about the person, such as fanzines and apazines published, awards, clubs, conventions worked on, GoHships, impact on fandom, external links, anecdotes, etc. See Standards for People and The Naming of Names.|