Elinor Busby

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Elinor Busby is a fanzine editor.

Elinor Busby is the first woman to win a Hugo Award when, as one of the co-editors of Cry of the Nameless, she and F.M. Busby, Burnett Toskey, and Wally Weber won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1960.

Elinor Busby began publishing fanzines as a member of the Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. science fiction club The Nameless Ones. Their club bulletin, Cry of the Nameless was begun in the 1950s by F. M. Busby. In the mid-50s, the name was shortened to Cry, when the zine editors began publishing more general material and the editors began paying the publishing costs. The various editors included F.M. Busby and Elinor Busby, Wally Weber, G.M. Carr and Burnett Toskey.

It ceased publication in mid 1964 after the 174th issue, due to Wally Weber's move to Alabama, although briefly making a comeback in the late 60's.

During the late 1950s, F.M. and Elinor Busby were also publishing Polarity, and one article from the fanzine was included in the anthology The Best of Fandom 1958.

In August 1959, Elinor Busby began publishing Fapulous with a different subtitle for each issue.

Elinor Busby published the first issue of Salud in 1960 It was an Apazine distributed through Fantasy Amateur Press Association. Some issues were split with Fapulous. This title appeared up until the late '60s, with issue 28 released in November of 1967. Salud was mainly a perzine, although each issue also contained "mailing comments" on the other fanzines that Elinor Busby had received in the monthly FAPA mailing, as well as news of the science fiction community.

F.M. and Elinor Busby were also the Official Editors for the APA Spectator Amateur Press Society.

During the 1960s, Elinor Busby also wrote a regular column called "Ho!" for Viper published by Bill Donaho, and released in the UK for distribution by the APA "OMPA", the Offtrails Magazine Publishers Association. The first issue appeared in December 1960, and the final issue, #9, was published in June 1965.



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