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Lichtman, Robert

Entry updated 27 February 2023. Tagged: Editor, Fan.

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(1942-2022) US fan editor and publisher, active in Fandom since the late 1950s; a contributor to various amateur press associations (see APA) including FAPA, OMPA and SAPS; married to Carol Carr from 2000 until her death in 2021. He published many Fanzines from 1959 [see Fancyclopedia 3 under links below], the best known being his eclectic Trap Door, whose 34 issues appeared from October 1983 to December 2018; this was twice a Hugo finalist as best fanzine and won six Fanzine Activity Achievement or FAAn Awards from the fan community. Contributing authors and artists with entries in the present encyclopedia include John Baxter, Gregory Benford, Carol Carr, Terry Carr, Avram Davidson, Gordon Eklund, Lee Hoffman, David Langford, Frederik Pohl, Christopher Priest, William Rotsler, Bob Shaw, Robert Silverberg, Arthur Thomson, Steve Stiles, Wilson Tucker, James White and Ted White. Lichtman was the 1989 TransAtlantic Fan Fund winner (see Fan Funds).

One-off publications edited by Lichtman include the compilation Fanorama: Walt Willis' Fan Columns from Nebula Science Fiction (coll 1998 chap) by Walt Willis, which he also published; and the Festschrift Ah! Sweet Laney! The Writings of a Great Big Man (coll 2007) by Francis T Laney. For his long-term contributions to Fanzines and Fandom he received the FAAn Award for lifetime achievement in 2020. [DRL]

Robert Lichtman

born Cleveland, Ohio: 27 August 1942

died California: 6 July 2022

works as editor (selected)


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