(1925-2006) US fan and bibliographer whose first publications were letters to Astounding in 1942 and 1944. He wrote or co-wrote several titles in the Galactic Central Bibliographies for the Avid Reader series. The entry for Phil Stephensen-Payne gives the full list of these useful booklets; only Utter's solo contributions, on George Allan England and Perley Poore Sheehan, are shown below. His final bibliography, of E Hoffman Price, was a contribution to that author's posthumous essay collection Book of the Dead: Friends of Yesteryear: Fictioneers & Others (coll 2001).
Utter also published and introduced Kuttner Times Three (coll 1988 chap) by Henry Kuttner, assembling three previously unreprinted tales from Pulp magazines. [DRL]
Virgil Starbuck Utter Jr
died 3 October 2006
Bibliographies for the Avid Reader
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