Art Saha

(1923 — 1999)

Arthur William Saha was a former SF editor and past president of First Fandom and the NY Science Fiction Society (the Lunarians). He had a long and ardent interest in SF as a collector, fan, and editor. He was father of Heidi Saha.

In the late 50s, he lived in the Nunnery and Riverside Dive. He chaired a number of Lunacons and was involved in Metrocon 1. He was a member of Vanguard, the (second) Futurian Society of New York and the NY in '86 bid committee.

He published Parnasus with Alva Rogers and James Kepner.

Saha worked for years as a research chemist before joining Donald Wollheim at DAW Books, which was formed in 1972. In the 1970s and 1980s Saha edited and co-edited many DAW anthology titles.

He is credited with coining the word “Trekkies."

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