Graham Stone (1926-2013)

Australian SF fan and bibliographer Graham Stone died November 16 at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Randwick, a suburb of Sydney, Australia, after a long decline, and a stroke some months earlier.

His bibliographical works included several indexes to Australian sf and sf magazines. Over the past quarter century he also published around a dozen books, including A History of Australian Science Fiction Fandom, 1935-1963 by Vol Molesworth.

More titles and information in his Fancyclopedia entry.

[Via Andrew Porter and Fictionmags.]

2 thoughts on “Graham Stone (1926-2013)

  1. I knew Graham Stone as a pulp magazine fan too. He was a long time member (as was I) of PEAPS – the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society – an accomplished SF fan and collector, a SF bookseller, and an authority on Australian SF who uncovered some previously unrecognized SF works from Australia’s early literary history. He was a member of the old Futurian Society of Sydney and became something of a controversial figure in Australian fannish politics for reasons that I don’t think appropriate to discuss here. He published an excellent fanzine for SF collectors called “Past, Present, and Future”, as well as other fanzines and compiled and published several important bibliographies and indexes of SF publications. He was a wonderful person to talk with about SF and other matters. I never met him and only spoke with him once – a long, rambling intercontinental telephone conversation that I thoroughly enjoyed – but we corresponded regularly for many years, and as I said, we were both members of PEAPS. He was a good friend, and I’ll miss him.

    Curt Phillips

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