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Wilson Tucker dies - October 6th

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SFWA obituary. Locus reports: SF fan and writer Wilson 'Bob' Tucker, born 1914, died yesterday in St. Petersburg, Florida, at the age of 91. He was a popular convention guest and fanzine publisher, and he wrote both mystery and SF novels, the latter including The Long Loud Silence (1952), The Lincoln Hunters (1958), Ice and Iron (1974), and The Year of the Quiet Sun (1970), which won a retrospective John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1976. He won both a Hugo Award and a Retro-Hugo Award for fan writing, in 1970 and 2004 (for 1953) respectively. He was named Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 1996, and was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003. Tucker is credited with coining the term 'space opera' in 1941, and his frequent use of the names of fans and writers as characters in his books has led to such appearances being known as 'tuckerisms'.

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