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Anderson, Karen

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of US author and fan June Millichamp "Karen" Kruse Anderson (1932-2018), married to Poul Anderson from 1953 until his death in 2001, and with whom – after some poetry – she published her first work of genre interest, Innocent at Large (vt "The Innocent Arrival" in Space, Time & Crime, anth 1964, ed Miriam Allen deFord; 2016 ebook), in Galaxy for July 1958. Most of her subsequent work was also in collaboration with her husband, including The Last Viking sequence, for which her participation was anonymous, beginning with The Last Viking (1980) with Poul Anderson; and the King of Ys sequence beginning with Alma Mater (1984) with Poul Anderson. She contributed poems and stories to The Unicorn Trade (coll 1984) with Poul Anderson.

Anderson was long a popular presence in Fandom, attending sf Conventions, appearing in costume at convention masquerades, and reportedly being the first to use the term Filk (which see) other than accidentally as a typographic error. [JC/DRL]

June Millichamp "Karen" Kruse Anderson

born Erlanger, Kentucky: 16 September 1932

died Los Angeles, California: 17 March 2018



The Last Viking

King of Ys

collections and stories

works as editor


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