Ted White (author)

Ted White (born February 4, 1938) is a Hugo Award-winning American science fiction writer, editor and fan, as well as a music critic. In addition to books and stories written under his own name, he has also co-authored novels with Dave van Arnam as Ron Archer, and with Terry Carr as Norman Edwards.

Ted White
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Ted White, 2007
BornFebruary 4, 1938 (age 80)

Author, editor, critic and DJ

Fandom origins

Since the time he was a teenager, White has been a prolific contributor to science fiction fanzines, and in 1968 he won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. His skill as an essayist is evident in "The Bet", a memoir of a tense day in 1960 when a dispute over a record owned by music critic Linda Solomon prompted fellow science fiction writer Harlan Ellison to bet his entire record collection against a single record in White's collection, and then renege on the deal.[1]

Despite his considerable professional credits, White maintains that his achievements in fandom mean more to him than anything else he has done. In 1953, he edited and published Zip, the first of many fanzines he published over the following decades.[2] In 1956–57, he co-edited Stellar with Larry Stark, followed by Void when he joined the founding editors, Gregory Benford and James Benford (1960), Minac, Egoboo and others. In addition to helping others publish their own fanzines, he was a regular columnist in Yandro and Richard E. Geis' Psychotic/SF Review. He also has been active in numerous fan events, such as organizing the 1967 World Science Fiction Convention in New York as co-chairman. As of 2018, he was still active on several of the fandom- and fanzine-oriented electronic mailing lists.

Radio

From 1977 into 1979, as Dr. Progresso, he did the Friday afternoon Dr. Progresso radio show on WGTB-FM (90.1).

Music critic

In 1959, at the age of 21, White moved from Falls Church, Virginia, to New York City with his first wife, Sylvia Dees White. That year, he began writing music criticism for Metronome and a column for Tom Wilson's Jazz Guide (later 33 Guide). As a music critic, he expanded into jazz writing and journalism for Rogue, along with LP liner notes, concert reviews and interviews. He was the only person to record an interview with Eric Dolphy (who died in 1964). Moving online, White became the music editor of the Collecting Channel [1] website in 1999, and he maintains his own website of music commentary under his Dr. Progresso pseudonym.

Science fiction author

"Phoenix", a 1963 collaboration with Marion Zimmer Bradley, was White's first professionally published story, which he later expanded into the novel Phoenix Prime, beginning the Qanar series of books. His first novel, Invasion from 2500 (1964), was written in collaboration with Terry Carr under the pseudonym Norman Edwards. Between 1964 and 1978 he wrote two science fiction series and 11 standalone novels, including one Captain America novel. Two of the novels were written in collaboration with Dave van Arnam, one with David Bischoff and one, using White's Doc Phoenix character, with Marv Wolfman.

White was a 1966 Nebula nominee for his short story, "The Peacock King," written with Larry McCombs. He was also instrumental in kick-starting the professional careers of other writers, notably Lee Hoffman.

Fiction editor

White held the position of assistant editor at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction from 1963 to 1968. From October 1968 until October 1978, he edited Amazing Stories and Fantastic, upgrading the quality of the fiction while showcasing a variety of talented illustrators. He also edited two 1973 anthologies, The Best from Amazing Stories and The Best from Fantastic. His reputation as an editor impressed the publishers of Heavy Metal who hired him to introduce non-fiction and prose fiction into the magazine which featured mainly graphic stories until White's arrival in 1979. In 1985, he was an associate editor of the magazine Stardate.

Musician

Ted also plays keyboards and saxophone. Currently, he performs with the Washington, DC area improvisational group Conduit.[3]

Bibliography

Novels

Qanar

  1. Phoenix Prime, Lancer Books, 1966.[4]
  2. The Sorceress of Qar, Lancer Books, 1966.[5]
  3. Star Wolf!, Lancer Books, 1971. (Part I originally appeared in the April 1971 issue of Fantastic, under the title Wolf Quest.)[6]

Android Tanner

  1. Android Avenger, Ace Double M-123 (with John Brunner's Altar of Asconel), 1965, 113p.
  2. The Spawn of the Death Machine, Paperback Library, July 1968, 175p.

Standalone novels

  • Invasion from 2500 (with Terry Carr, both writing as Norman Edwards), Monarch Books, August 1964, 126p.
  • The Jewels of Elsewhen, Belmont, 1967, 172p.
  • Lost in Space (with Dave van Arnam as by "Ron Archer" and Dave van Arnam) (an original novel of Lost in Space), Pyramid Books, 1967, 157p.
  • Secret of the Marauder Satellite, Philadelphia, Westminster Press, 1967, 169p.
  • Captain America: The Great Gold Steal, Bantam, 1968, 118p.
  • Sideslip (with Dave van Arnam), Pyramid Books, 1968, 188p.
  • No Time Like Tomorrow, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1969, 152p.
  • By Furies Possessed, Signet, June 1970, 192p.
  • Trouble on Project Ceres, Philadelphia, Westminster Press, 1971, 157p.
  • Doc Phoenix. Weird Heroes #5: The Oz Encounter, (written by Marv Wolfman based on White's character), Pyramid Books, 1977, 216p.
  • Forbidden World (with David Bischoff), Popular Library, ISBN 0-445-04328-8, 1978, 224p.

Anthologies edited by Ted White

  • The Best from Amazing, Manor Books, 1973, 192p.
  • The Best from Fantastic, Manor Books, 1973, ISBN 0-532-95242-1, 192p.

References

  1. ^ White, Ted. "The Bet" Mimosa 12, pp. 46–52
  2. ^ White, Ted. "Twenty-Five Years? That's--" Science-Fiction Five-Yearly 6 (1976), p. 22
  3. ^ Conduit
  4. ^ White, Ted (1966). Phoenix Prime. Lancer Books.
  5. ^ White, Ted (1966). The Sorceress of Qar. Lancer Books.
  6. ^ White, Ted (1971). Star Wolf!. Lancer Books. p. 4. Part I originally appeared in the April 1971 issue of Fantastic, under the title Wolf Quest,

External links

56th World Science Fiction Convention

BucConeer was the 56th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, on August 5–9, 1998. The convention was held in the Baltimore Convention Center, as well as the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor, the Holiday Inn Inner Harbor, the Omni Inner Harbor Baltimore (now the Wyndham), and the Baltimore Hilton and Towers. The convention was chaired by Peggy Rae Pavlat.

Christopher Street

Christopher Street is a street in the West Village neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan. It is the continuation of 9th Street west of Sixth Avenue.

It is most notable for the Stonewall Inn, which was located on Christopher Street. As a result of the Stonewall riots in 1969, the street became the center of New York State's gay rights movement in the late 1970s. To this day, the inn and the street serve as an international symbol of gay pride.

Christopher Street is named after Charles Christopher Amos, the owner of the inherited estate which included the location of the street. Amos is also the namesake of nearby Charles Street, and of the former Amos Street, which is now West 10th Street.

Ted White

Ted White may refer to:

Ted White (author) (born 1938), American science fiction author

Ted White (stuntman) (born 1926), American stuntman

Ted White (cricketer) (1913–1999), Australian cricketer

Ted White (politician) (born 1949), Canadian politician

Ted White (American football) (born 1976), American football offensive coordinator

Ted White, first husband of Aretha Franklin

VCON

VCON is a fan run fantasy, gaming, and science fiction convention held annually in the metro Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. It has been hosted by the West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA) since 1993, and by the Western Canadian Science Fiction Convention Committee Association (WCSFCCA) before that.

White (surname)

White is a surname either of English or of Scottish and Irish origin, the latter being an anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic MacGillebhàin, "Son of the fair gillie" and the Irish "Mac Faoitigh" or "de Faoite". It is the seventeenth most common surname in England. In the 1990 United States Census, "White" ranked fourteenth among all reported surnames in frequency, accounting for 0.28% of the population. By 2000, White had fallen to position 20 in the United States and 22nd position by 2014

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