Juanita Coulson

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Juanita Coulson
Juanita Coulson at GAFilk 2009 (convention).
GAFilk 2009 (convention)
BornJuanita Ruth Wellons
(1933-02-12) February 12, 1933 (age 89)
Indiana, United States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction, Fantasy
Years active1957–present
Spouse
(m. 1954; d. 1999)
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Juanita Ruth Coulson (née Wellons) (born February 12, 1933) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer most well known for her Children of the Stars books, published from 1981 to 1989. She was a longtime editor of the science fiction fanzine Yandro.[2]

She is also known for her filk music, receiving numerous awards for her songwriting.

Career[edit]

Coulson published her first novel, Crisis on Cheiron, in 1967. She has collaborated with numerous authors including Marion Zimmer Bradley.

Several of her novels concern the exploitation of primitive intelligent species, human expansion, and first contact.[2]

Fannish activity[edit]

She edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro, with her husband Robert Coulson, from 1953 to 1986.[3] Yandro was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine every year from 1958 to 1967. The magazine won in 1965, thus making Coulson one of the first women editors to be so honored.[4]

Coulson was a guest of honor at the 2010 NASFiC ReConStruction.[5] She received the "Big Heart Award" for fan activism at Chicon 7 in 2012.[6] In May 2014, Coulson was elected the delegate for the Down Under Fan Fund, and would be attending Continuum X, the 53rd annual Australian national science fiction convention.[7]

Filk awards[edit]

She was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 1996.[8] She was nominated for several Pegasus Awards for filk music, winning the award for Best Writer/Composer in 2012.[9]

Bibliography[edit]

Below is an incomplete bibliography:

  • Crisis on Cheiron (1967)
  • The Singing Stones (1968)
  • Door into Terror (1972)
  • The Secret of Seven Oaks (1972)
  • Unto the Last Generation (1975)
  • Space Trap (1976)
  • Dark Priestess (1977)
  • Fire of the Andes (1979)
  • Star Sister (1990)
  • Shadow over Scorpio (2004)
  • Witch World: Dictionary - Commissioned in the 1990s by Andre Norton so she could write "Warding of the Witch World" - Never published but it is posted in its entirety at http://andre-norton-books.com/the-witch-world/ww-dictionary

Birthstone Gothic series[edit]

  • Stone of Blood (1975)

Zodiac Gothic series[edit]

  • Fear Stalks the Bayou (1976)

Krantin series[edit]

  • The Web of Wizardry (1978)
  • The Death God's Citadel (1980)

Children of the Stars series[edit]

  1. Tomorrow's Heritage (1981)
  2. Outward Bound (1982)
  3. Legacy of Earth (1989)
  4. The Past of Forever (1989)

Discography[edit]

Below is an incomplete discography:

  • Live at Filkcon West (1982)
  • Rifles and Rhymes (1984)
  • Past and Future Tense (1989)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Warner-Lalonde, Peggi (2003-08-25). "Interview: Juanita Coulson". strangehorizons.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ a b "Authors : Coulson, Juanita : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". www.sf-encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  3. ^ "Summary Bibliography: Juanita Coulson". www.isfdb.org. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ "1965 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. 2007-07-26. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  5. ^ "SF Site News » Worldcon 2009, NASFiC 2010, Worldcon 2011". www.sfsite.com. 2009-08-11. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  6. ^ "SF Site News » Hugo Award Winners". www.sfsite.com. 2012-09-04. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  7. ^ Glyer, Mike (2014-05-01). "Juanita Coulson Wins DUFF". File 770. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  8. ^ "HoF Inductees: Juanita Coulson". Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
  9. ^ "Pegasus Awards - Juanita Coulson". www.ovff.org. Retrieved 2018-12-27.

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