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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  (Arthur) Wilson Tucker  

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

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: November 23, 1914 in Deer Creek, Illinois

Died: October 6, 2006 in St. Petersburg, Florida

-- (Arthur) Wilson Tucker on WorldCat --

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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Lincoln Hunters
ISBN: 0441484212

Ace Books. 1977

Vintage paperback

This witch
ISBN: 0575014776

Victor Gollancz Ltd. 1972

The Year of the Quiet Sun (The Gregg Press science fiction series)
ISBN: 0839825293

Gregg Press. 1979

Resurrection Days
ISBN: 0671832425

Pocket. 1981

Resurrection Days [Oct 01, 1981] Wilson tucker ...

The Best of Wilson Tucker
ISBN: 0671832433

Pocket Books. 1982

Book by Wilson Tucker


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.