Lee Hoffman

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Lee Hoffman (1932-2007) was a fanzine editor and writer of a number of books in the science fiction and western genres.

Lee Hoffman was the editor of several fanzines from the 1950s through the 1970s, including Quandry, her first zine, created when she was eighteen years old. A that time in the SF fan community there were not a lot of women editors and for the first year Quandry was published, during which time it became increasingly popular, many fans assumed she was male. While not actively attempting to fool people, Lee did not correct any misapprehensions until the Worldcon convention of 1951, during which many fans were shocked to discover that Lee was a young woman. Quandry was a very influential zine during the time it was published. Lee Hoffman was also the founding editor of Science Fiction Five Yearly, which she started in 1951.

She was also active in the Folk Music community, editing fanzines like Caravan and Gardyloo at the time during the 1950s when folk music was just being rediscovered and becoming popular. She was living in New York at this time and a part of the Washington Square scene.

She was also the only person ever nominated for both the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer and the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist.

She was blind in her final years and passed away on February 6th, 2007.



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