Djinn Faine, an editor of LASFS’ fanzine Shangri L’Affairs in the 1950s, passed away in 2007, however, this was only recently brought to the club’s notice.
Faine, who was briefly married to sf writer Gordon R. Dickson, remarried and became Virginia Faine Russell.
She was the author of one published sf story, ”Daughter of Eve” which appeared in a 1962 issue of F&SF.
Oh, I’m sorry to hear this, I think (maybe she wouldn’t have wanted to live longer — something that sometimes happens). She was a nice person, and deserved the best of fates.
What did Djinn Faine die of?
Not known. Bill Ellern discovered her death when he was researching her on a people-finder database.
Was she perhaps married to Sam Russell?
Interesting question (as Sam was a LASFSian contemporary.) I couldn’t find an online record of her second marriage, despite finding one for the Dickson marriage, so I don’t know husband Russell’s full name.