Ned Brooks

(February 8, 1938 — August 31, 2015)

Cuyler W. (Ned) Brooks, Jr. was a long-time fan and collector who was a member of N3F. He won the N3F's Kaymar Award in 1972 and the SFC's Rebel Award in 1976 and Rubble Award in 1992. He was one of the founders of Slanapa (Off to DeepSouthCon) and published fanzines The New Newport News News (5 issues), It Goes on the Shelf (36 issues) and It Comes in the Mail (26 issues). He published Adzine for Addicts and The New Port News for SFPA, The Mae Strelkov Trip Report (with Sam Long), and Down with Reality for N'APA. He was a member of the Hampton Roads SF Association and published The Liberated Quark for it.

In the mid-1960s he edited the N3F’s fanzine, Collector’s Bulletin, and in 1966 he was a member of the club’s Directorate. He seems to have organized Hark!Con in 1978 and was a member of the Fellowship of the Purple Tongue, a Norfolk club in the early 60s.

He was FGoH at Rivercon IV and DeepSouthCon 39. He was also a member of First Fandom. He was posthumously awarded the Sam Moskowitz Archive Award in 2016.

Brooks died at age 77 when he fell from his roof while doing repairs.

Appreciations of Brooks and his work in fandom by John Hertz, Christopher M. O'Brien, and Jon D. Swartz appeared in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #46, 4th Quarter, 2015.


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