JACK REMS: My name is Jack Rems. I’m the owner of Dark Carnival Bookstore and Escapist Comics in Berkeley. It’s the oldest science fiction store in this part of the world. We opened in 1976.
PAT LUPOFF: My name is Pat Lupoff. Hey Jack, how long have I worked here? Do you know?
REMS: I don’t really know.
LUPOFF: I think I’ve worked here about six years.
Rems says the best book in the store is The Deptford Trilogy by Robertson Davies.
Cry of the Nameless with F. M. Busby, Burnett Toskey, and Wally Weber. Pat and Dick Lupoff started the fanzine Xero in 1960, which won a Hugo in 1963, resulting in Pat becoming the second female Hugo winner.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]
Update 08/18/2013: Somebody would have noticed eventually that Elinor was really first….