Bob Peterson

(1921 — August 15, 2016)

SF and fantasy fan Robert C. Peterson for years published his personalzine Notes From Bob Peterson. He was a member of the Colorado Fantasy Society in the 40s.

A member of N3F and First Fandom, in the 1940s Peterson published The Fantasy Index and Index of Science Fiction Magazines, 1926-1948, the last edited by Bill Evans.

In 1954 he married a woman he met through the Colorado Mountain Club. She did not share his interest in SF, but all four of their sons did.

In 1960 Peterson edited the anthology The Science-Fictional Sherlock Holmes. The stores included in the anthology had been collected by SF fan Norm Metcalf.

Bob was named to the First Fandom Hall of Fame in 2004, along with Brian Aldiss and William Hamling. He won the Sam Moskowitz Archive Award in 2008.

Bob reported that he has an almost complete run of Startling Stories. He lost his wife of 52 years on June 16, 2007 and then lived in an independent living facility in Denver, Colorado.

He was the subject of an Original Member Spotlight by Jon D. Swartz and John L. Coker III in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #47, 1st Quarter 2016, pages 5-6). A memorial by the same authors appeared in STF, New Series #49, 3rd Quarter, 2016; and a memorial by Swartz appeared in The National Fantasy Fan for September, 2016 (Volume 75, Number 9)..The memorial that had appeared in STF was reprinted in the October, 2016 issue of Locus.


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