Inventory of the Wilson Tucker Collection:
Wilson Tucker, known to most science fiction fans as Bob, has been a science fiction reader and fan for over 70 years. One of the best known and most popular science fiction fans, Bob is responsible for many of the traditions honored by thousands of science fiction fans and writers around the world.
Wilson Tucker has had over 60 short stories and novels published, and was an active writer from the 1930s on. In addition to science fiction, Wilson wrote successful mysteries. Awards and honors include the 1970 HUGO for Best Fan Writer. His Year of the Quiet Sun won him the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1976, a nomination for a NEBULA in 1970, and a HUGO nomination in 1971. Other awards include: First Fandom Hall of Fame Award, 1985; E.E. Smith Memorial Award, 1986. At a ceremony on the Queen Mary in 1996, Tucker was the second person honored by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as Author Emeritus. Wilson worked as a projectionist at theatres such as the Castle in Bloomington, Illinois. And as an electrician for touring companies.
Manuscript of Tucker's novel, Wild Talent.
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Processed by Hal Hall in December 2003.
Detailed Description of the Collection