Working name of Clarence Howard Webster (1952-2016), US author, editor, critic and poet who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Rabbi's Tale" in Drums Around the Fire (anth 1993) edited by Bill Bridges. His best-known fiction is perhaps the Bubba Pritchert series opening with "Bubba Pritchert and the Space Aliens" (July 1994 Analog), with further titles also appearing in Analog. His first critical collection Anthopology 101: Reflections, Inspections and Dissections of SF Anthologies (coll 2010) assembles useful essays on Anthologies from The New York Review of Science Fiction, SFWA Bulletin and other sources. Past Masters, & Other Bookish Natterings (coll 2013) similarly collects Webster's Past Masters sequence of reflections on bygone sf authors; this began in the July 2006 issue of Helix SF, of which he was poetry editor, and continued in Jim Baen's Universe and Grantville Gazette. In 2007 he was appointed Estates Liaison for Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, facilitating contact between would-be reprinters and late authors' estates. [DRL]
see also: Black Gate; Event Horizon.
Clarence Howard Webster
born Roanoke, Virginia: 27 July 1952
died Richmond, Virginia: 13 February 2016
- Christus Destitutus (no place given: Fictionwise, 2006) [story: ebook: first published in Crossroads: Tales of the Southern Literary Fantastic (anth 2004) edited by F Brett Cox and Andy Duncan: na/]
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