Born in London, by 1940, he was living in New York. Macauley was active in fandom in the early 1950s and published the fanzine Cosmag beginning in March of 1951, which became Asfo. He also belonged to “Fanvariety Enterprises.” Macauley went on to spend several years as the London correspondent of Electronic News before going to work for the New York Times for more than 30 years, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 1998, he edited the Arthur C. Clarke essay collection Greetings Carbon-Based Bipeds. Clarke dedicated the novel Islands in the Sky to Macauley and Macauley surprised Clarke by attending his investiture as a CBE at Buckingham Palace in 1989.
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