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Train, Oswald

Entry updated 9 April 2015. Tagged: Community, Fan, People.

(1915-1988) UK-born US fan (see Fandom) from 1935, when he became involved in the nascent Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, also attending the first (highly informal) Convention in 1936. A significant Small-Press publisher, he was the main figure behind Prime Press. In 1968 he founded Oswald Train: Publisher, which specialized in detective fiction, although it also released work by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, A Merritt, P Schuyler Miller and Olaf Stapledon. [JC]

Oswald Train

born Easington, County Durham: 8 June 1915

died Philadelphia: 22 January 1988

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