John Brunner

(24 September 1934 – 26 August 1995)

A British pro writer who started writing with one story in 1951, but began his prolific career in 1959, lasting until his health turned worse in the mid-80s. He died at Intersection, the 1995 Worldcon in Glasgow, and was eulogized with considerable feeling by Robert Silverberg at the Hugo Ceremony.

After initially specializing in literate space operas, by the late 60s he tended towards sf dystopias — Stand on Zanzibar may be his most famous novel. (The combination of his decidedly left-wing politics and the dystopias probably accounts for his comparative lack of later popularity.) He also wrote fantasy, with The Traveler in Black being outstanding. He was one of the group which brainstormed the idea of TAFF.

He was Guest of Honor at ConStellation, the 1983 Worldcon.

He was on the committee of Loncon I and Galactic Fair and as a member of OMPA published Pogrom, Stopgap, and Noise Level.

1965 Best Novel Hugo
1966 Best Novel Hugo
1969 Best Novel Hugo <winner> for Stand on Zanzibar
1972 Best Novella Hugo

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

For more on his career, see: http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/brunner_john