Rogers, Alva

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(1923-1982) US author and artist, nicknamed "Red" for the colour of his hair and politics. Long involved in sf Fandom, he drew the covers for a number of 1940s Fanzines as well as some for the (UK) American Fiction series. His A Requiem for Astounding (1964), though nostalgic and largely uncritical, provides a valuable history, rich in story synopses, of Astounding Science-Fiction before the name-change to Analog, which it convincingly deplores. [MJE/JC]

Alva C Rogers

born Silver City, New Mexico: 17 January 1923

died Oakland, California: 9 July 1982



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