Redd Boggs

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Name: Dean Walter Boggs
Alias(es): Redd Boggs, Theophillis Alvor
Type: fan writer, zine editor, zine publisher
Fandoms: Science Fiction
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Redd Boggs (April 2, 1921 – May 9, 1996) was a BNF active in early science fiction fandom.


Beginning with his editing of the 1948 Fantasy Annual, and through his fanzines such as Sky Hook, Redd Boggs is often credited with raising the standards for fan writing and fanzine production. Sky Hook published both fannish and critical material, including early criticism by James Blish. His fanzine Discord was nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo in 1961.[1] His personal fanzine, Spirochete, a FAPAzine written for and published by the Fantasy Amateur Press Association, lasted for 76 issues. Boggs was nominated for the Retro Hugo for Best Fan Writer, and Sky Hook was nominated for Best Fanzine.[2] Boggs was also a member of First Fandom - an informal association of early, active and well-known science fiction fans.[3]


Further Reading


  1. ^ 1961 Hugo Nominees List
  2. ^ Retro Hugo Nominees List Archived 2011-08-05 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Obituary of Boggs; Locus June 1996 issue (#425)