Elinor Busby

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Elinor Busby
Born
Elinor Doub
Known forScience fiction editor and writer; first woman to win a Hugo Award

Elinor Busby is an American science fiction writer and fanzine editor. In 1960, she became the first woman to win a Hugo Award.

Biography[edit]

Elinor Doub was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1925.[1][2] She married editor and writer F. M. Busby in 1954. They had one daughter, Michele.

Literary career[edit]

Elinor and F.M. Busby co-edited the fan magazine Cry of the Nameless, which won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1960. They had previously been nominated in 1959 and were nominated again in 1962. Elinor was awarded a Fan Activity Achievement Award for fan achievements, presented at Corflu in 2013.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

Robert A. Heinlein in dedicated his 1982 novel Friday to Busby and dedicated a later novel to her husband.[11]

F.M. Busby died in 2005; Elinor subsequently donated his papers to Rivera Library's Special Collections Department.[12]

Bibliography[edit]

Short fiction[edit]

  • Time to Kill (1977)
  • The Night of the Red, Red Moon (1983)

Essays[edit]

  • Letter (Science Fiction Review #21) (1977)
  • Letter (Science Fiction Review #31) (1979)
  • Friendship (1984)
  • Fan Guest of Honor: Jack Speer / Jack Speer (1984)
  • Fan Guest of Honor: Elinor Busby (1993)

References and sources[edit]

  1. ^ "F.M. Busby - Obituary". www.legacy.com. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Elinor Doub in the 1940 Census | Ancestry®". Ancestry.com. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Elinor Busby". Fancyclopedia 3. 2018-06-14. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  4. ^ "Correction: Elinor Busby Was the First Woman To Win A Hugo". File 770. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  5. ^ "1960 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  6. ^ "Summary Bibliography: Elinor Busby". The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  7. ^ "sfadb : Elinor Busby Awards". Science Fiction Awards Database (in Bosnian). Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  8. ^ Scithers, G.H.; Eney, D.; Busby, Elinor (2005). George Scithers's Con-Committee Chairman's Guide. Wildside Press. p. 3. ISBN 978-1-58715-980-0. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  9. ^ Rusch, K.K. (2016). Women of Futures Past: Classic Stories. Baen Books. p. 75. ISBN 978-1-62579-522-9. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  10. ^ Walton, J. (2018). An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000. Tom Doherty Associates. p. 78. ISBN 978-1-4668-6573-0. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  11. ^ Heinlein, Robert A (1984). Friday. New England Library. ISBN 0-450-05549-3.
  12. ^ "Busby (F.M.) papers". Online Archive of California. 2018-04-02. Retrieved 2019-10-03.