Obituary: William F. Touponce

Academic William F. Touponce (b.1948) died on June 15. Touponce has taught English and American Studies at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) since 1985 and in 2007 co-founded the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at the university. He served as the center’s first director for four years and established The New Ray Bradbury Review, an annual scholarly journal.

Reunite Bradbury

Phil Nichols is trying to raise the funds, or find a donor willing to purchase Ray Bradbury’s Retro-Hugo for Fahrenheit 451 with Bradbury’s papers at the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at IUPUI in Indianapolis. The Hugo Award is currently on the auction block with a starting price of $5,000. Nichols hopes a wealthy philanthropist would be willing to buy the Hugo and donate it to the Center. The auction ends on September 25.

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