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Ken Slater

Ken Slater died on Saturday. Just a couple of months ago, he invited me to the lunch celebrating his 90th birthday (but he admitted it might be a long trip for me to make for a luncheon). I only met him in person once, at the most recent Glasgow Worldcon, but he was a longtime distributor of F&SF and we corresponded regularly. I considered him a living legend. Condolences to his family.

Here’s a picture of him from 2004, hawking a batch of Chris Priest’s novels. The photo is by Peter Weston.

If anyone reading this post is interested, Ken’s funeral will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at a crematorium in King’s Lynn, followed by tea at a hotel in Grimston. You can contact me for more info if needed.

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3 Responses to “Ken Slater”

  1. File 770 » Blog Archive » Ken Slater (1908-2008) on February 19th, 2008

    [...] Gordon Van Gelder of F&SF reports that Ken’s funeral will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at a crematorium in King’s Lynn, followed by tea at a hotel in Grimston. [...]

  2. Brian Tawn on February 25th, 2008

    I was lucky enough to know Ken well. I once had a Saturday job with him, as did my daughter. He was all the good things you ever read about him.

    I’m happy to say that his last event, his 90th birthday party was a splendid occasion and he enjoyed himself greatly, as did we all. As ever, he was full of enthusiasm.

  3. Michael on November 18th, 2008

    So Sad, Convey my regards to his family……………..

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    Michael

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