Juanita Coulson

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Juanita Coulson
Juanita Coulson at GAFilk 2009.jpg
Juanita Coulson at GAFilk 2009
Juanita Ruth Wellons

February 12, 1933 (1933-02-12) (age 85)
Indiana, United States
Occupationscience fiction and fantasy writer
Years active1957 -

Juanita Coulson (born February 12, 1933) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer, active fan and fanzine editor. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has been nominated for several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband "Buck" (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958–1967; it won the award in 1965, thus making Coulson one of the very first women editors to be so honored.


Her first novel, Crisis on Cheiron, came out in 1967. During her writing career, she has collaborated with other authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley. One of her better-known novel series is the Children of the Stars books. Several of her novels concern the exploitation of "primitive" intelligent species or First contact.

Juanita was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 1996.[1]

Coulson is the fan guest of honor for the 2010 NASFiC, ReConStruction.[2] She received the Big Heart Award at Chicon 7 in 2012.[3] In May 2014, it was announced that she was elected that year's delegate for the Down Under Fan Fund and would be attending Continuum X, the 53rd annual Australian national science fiction convention.[4]

Juanita received the Filk Pegasus Award for Best Writer/Composer in 2012.[5]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  2. ^ Silver, Steven (August 11, 2009). "Worldcon 2009, NASFiC 2010, Worldcon 2011". SF Site News. SF Site.com. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  3. ^ Silver, Steven (September 4, 2012). "Hugo Award Winners". SF Site News. SF Site.com. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  4. ^ Glyer, Mike. "Juanita Coulson Wins DUFF" File 770 Online May 1, 2014
  5. ^ http://www.ovff.org/pegasus/people/juanita-coulson.html

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