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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Wilson Tucker (Arthur)  

Pen Name: Bob Tucker, Wilson Tucker, Hoy Ping Pong

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: November 23, 1914 in Deer Creek, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Tucker was born in Deer Creek, Illinois and lived in Bloomington most of his life.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tucker was an American mystery, action adventure, and science fiction writer and fan. He was the editor and publisher of "Science Fiction News Letter" from 1945 - 1953. He did his fan writing under the name Bob Tucker, and is best known to the fan community under that name.Tucker was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Titles At Your Library


-- Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 1970. Retro-Hugo for Best Fan Writer in 2004. His Science Fiction Newsletter (a.k.a. Bloomington News Letter) won the Retro-Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1951. Science Fiction Writers of America made him its second Author Emeritus in 1996. Inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2003.