Elinor Busby

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Elinor Busby
Born1924 (age 97–98)
Tacoma, Washington, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
GenreScience-fiction
Notable awardsHugo Award
SpouseF. M. Busby

Elinor Busby (born 1924) 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 1924. She married editor and writer F. M. Busby in 1954. They had one daughter, Michele.[1][2][3]

Literary career[edit]

Elinor and F. M. Busby co-edited the fan magazine Cry of the Nameless (later renamed Cry), 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.[2][4][5][6][7][8]

Busby was a dedicatee of Robert A. Heinlein's 1982 novel Friday, and her husband a dedicatee of Heinlein's later novel, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls.[9][10]

F. M. Busby died in 2005; Elinor subsequently donated his papers to Rivera Library's Special Collections Department.[11]

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 August 31, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Correction: Elinor Busby Was the First Woman To Win A Hugo". File 770. October 21, 2018. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  3. ^ "Elinor Doub in the 1940 Census | Ancestry®". Ancestry.com. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  4. ^ "Elinor Busby". Fancyclopedia 3. June 14, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  5. ^ "1960 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. July 26, 2007. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  6. ^ "Summary Bibliography: Elinor Busby". The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  7. ^ "sfadb: Elinor Busby Awards". Science Fiction Awards Database (in Bosnian). Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Walton, Jo (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 October 3, 2019.
  9. ^ Heinlein, Robert A. (1982). Friday. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. ISBN 0-03-061516-X.
  10. ^ Heinlein, Robert A. (1985). The Cat Who Walks Through Walls. G. P. Putnam's Sons. ISBN 0-399-13103-5.
  11. ^ "Busby (F. M.) papers". Online Archive of California. 2018-04-02. Retrieved October 3, 2019.