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Tom Reamy (1935-1977) was an award-winning American science fiction and fantasy author and important figure in science fiction fandom. Tom Reamy died prior to the publication of his first novel. His works are primarily dark fantasy. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... // For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... Science fiction fandom or SF fandom is the community of people actively interested in science fiction and fantasy literature, and in contact with one another based upon that interest. ...


Tom Reamy was born in 1935. During the mid to late-1960s he was active in the science fiction fanzine and convention culture. He was publisher of the fanzines Trumpet and Nickelodian and was head of MidAmeriCon’s publication division, exerting a strong editorial influence, and also head of the Film Program department of that organization. He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writer's Workshop. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The outrageously crowded Woodstock festival epitomized the popular antiwar movement of the 60s. ... A fanzine (see also: zine) is a nonprofessional publication produced by fans of a particular subject for the pleasure of others who share their interest. ... Science fiction conventions are gatherings of the community of fans (called science fiction fandom) of various forms of science fiction and fantasy. ... A peer-to-peer, professional science fiction writers workshop in Texas modeled after the east coast Milford Writers Workshop. ...


Reamy’s only novel, Blind Voices has earned critical comparisons with the works of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, and Harlan Ellison. The novel deals with the arrival of a strange and wonderful “freak show” at a rural town in Kansas during the 1920s and its effects on the lives of the residents. While not as polished as those authors’ works, critics have regarded Blind Voices as an exceptional first novel, causing fans and critics to ponder how important a figure he could have become. Richard Matheson Richard Burton Matheson (born February 20, 1926, Allendale, New Jersey) is an American author and screenwriter, typically of fantasy, horror or science fiction. ... Ray Bradbury in 1945. ... Harlan Jay Ellison (born May 27, 1934) is a prolific American writer of short stories, novellas, essays, and criticism. ... Official language(s) English Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Social issues of the 1920s. ...


Reamy died of a heart attack in 1977 while working at his typewriter on stories for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. At the time of his death, Reamy and artist George Barr were working on a graphic novel version of Poul Anderson’s The Broken Sword. The project languished after his untimely death. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... F&SF April 1971, special Poul Anderson issue. ... The Forest of Forever by Thomas Burnett Swann, Ace Books, 1971, cover art by George Barr. ... Trade paperback of Will Eisners A Contract with God (1978), often mistakenly cited as the first graphic novel. ... Poul William Anderson (November 25, 1926 – July 31, 2001) was a prolific science fiction author of the genres Golden Age; some of his short stories were first published using the pseudonyms A. A. Craig, Michael Karageorge, and Winston P. Sanders. Poul Anderson also wrote fantasy such as the King...


Works

  • Novels:
    • Blind Voices (1978)
  • Collections:
    • San Diego Lightfoot Sue and other stories (1979)
  • Anthologies containing stories by Tom Reamy:
    • Nebula Award Stories 10 (1975)
    • The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction #22 (1976)
    • Nebula Award Stories 11 (1976)
    • Sci-Fi Private Eye (1984)
    • A Treasury of American Horror Stories (1985)
  • Short stories:
    • Twilla (1974)
    • San Diego Lightfoot Sue (1975)
    • The Detweiler Boy (1977)

Awards

  • Nebula Best Novellette nominee (1974) for Twilla
  • Nebula Best Novellette winner (1975) for San Diego Lightfoot Sue
  • Hugo Best Novellette nominee (1976) for San Diego Lightfoot Sue
  • John W. Campbell Best New Author winner (1976)
  • Nebula Best Novel nominee (1978) for Blind Voices
  • Hugo Best Novel nominee (1979) for Blind Voices

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