Obituary: Richard E. Geis

Fan Richard E. Geis (b.1927) died on February 4. Geis published the Hugo Award winning fanzines Science Fiction Review and The Alien Critic. The former won the Hugo in 1969, 1970, 1977, and 1979, the latter in 1974 and 1975. Geis also won the Best Fan Writer Hugo on two occasions. Geis also published fiction, claiming to have been the author of 110 soft-core pornographic novels. Nearly all of Geis’s fannish activity was through his writings, he rarely attended science fiction conventions or club meetings, although in 1960 he was honored with a Fanquet by LASFS and was the Fan Guest of Honor at the first Orycon in 1979.