Finder, Jan Howard

Tagged: Editor

(1939-2013) US academic administrator, careers counsellor and sf fan, active in Fandom from the late 1960s, initially as an organizer of conferences (beginning with the J R R Tolkien-themed "First Conference on Middle-earth" in 1969) and Conventions; his Fanzine was The Spang Blah (20 issues 1974-1980). He published some short fiction including "The Grapes of the Rath" for Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short Stories (anth 1980) edited by Isaac Asimov, Martin H Greenberg and Joseph D Olander. His uneven but interesting Original Anthology Alien Encounters (anth 1982) explores the SETI and First Contact themes. [DRL]

Jan Howard Finder

born Chicago, Illinois: 2 March 1939

died Albany, New York: 26 February 2013

works as editor


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