Pseudonym used for sf by US writer, mathematician, research psychologist and director of an author's publishing co-op, Anthony di Fabio (1925-2015). He legally adopted his stepfather's surname at age 21. His first published sf was "To Serve the Masters" for If in September 1967. His first sf novel, Swampworld West (1974), routinely explores a Colonization scenario involving problems between native Aliens and Earth colonists. Later books, The Laughing Terran (1977) and Spork of the Ayor (1969 If; fixup 1978) suffer, as does the first, from awkward prose and sf stereotypes. In the 1980s he began with George Hay an enormous project in The John W. Campbell Letters; the first two volumes have appeared: The John W. Campbell Letters, Volume 1 (coll 1986) edited with George Hay and Tony Chapdelaine, and The John W. Campbell Letters with Isaac Asimov and A.E. Van Vogt (coll 1993). The author reverted to his birth name as a byline for nonfiction works about alternative therapy for arthritis. [JC/PN]
see also: Dianetics.
Perry Anthony Chapdelaine Sr
born St Paul, Minnesota: 6 February 1925
died 24 November 2015
works as editor
The John W Campbell Letters
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