Coulson, Robert

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(1928-1999) US author, a long-time fan (known in fandom as Buck Coulson) who edited, with his wife Juanita Coulson, the fanzine Yandro, winner of a 1965 Hugo. He began writing work of genre interest with two Man from U.N.C.L.E. novelizations with Gene DeWeese – who became his permanent writing partner – both as by Thomas Stratton: The Invisibility Affair (1967) and The Mind-Twisters Affair (1967). With the exception of To Renew the Ages (1976), a mildly anti-Feminism Post-Holocaust adventure, and the less interesting High Spy (1987), his remaining novels were written with DeWeese. They include Gates of the Universe (1975; rev vt Nightmare Universe 1985), a mildly amusing Space Opera, but more notably the Joe Karns sequence of Recursive tales spoofing sf and sf Conventions, Now You See It/Him/Them (1975) and Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats (1977). Coulson's solo revision of But What of Earth? (1976) from the Piers Anthony manuscript, published as a collaboration, proved controversial. Anthony (see his entry) has argued his sense of the matter at great length; neither author, in fact, approved of the final editing by Laser Books. [JC]

Robert Stratton Coulson

born Sullivan, Indiana: 12 May 1928

died 19 February 1999

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