Foote, Bud

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(1930-2005) Scholar, political activist and music enthusiast; Professor Emeritus at the Georgia Institute of Technology's School of Literature, Communication and Culture from 1957-1999 and co-ordinator of one of the first university-level sf courses in America. He is the author of The Connecticut Yankee in the Twentieth Century: Travel to the Past in Science Fiction (1991), which argues that Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1889) established the archetype for science fiction's use of the Time Travel motif. Under the pseudonym Albert Compton Friborg he published a short story, "Careless Love" (July 1954 F&SF; vt "Push-Button Passion" in 5 Tales from Tomorrow, anth 1957, ed T E Dikty). [CPa]

see also: Greenwood Press.

Irving Flint "Bud" Foote

born Linconia, New Hampshire: 19 August 1930

died Atlanta: 12 March 2005

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