Emma Bull, one of Loscon 37’s guests of honor, was featured in the LA Times crossword puzzle on November 17.
Her first name was the answer to the following clue:
37 Down: “Bone Dance” sci-fi author Bull (four letters)
Science fictional references crop up in the puzzles with some regularlity and I became intrigued to know who writes them and does he or she have a connection with fandom?
Fred Piscop constructed the November 17 puzzle. By all accounts he’s a star in the world of puzzle-writing, though without any direct connection to fandom that I’ve been able to research so far:
Fred Piscop is from Bellmore, New York. A graduate of Cornell, he took up puzzling full-time in 1995 after being laid off as a computer tech support specialist for a defense contractor. When he’s not puzzling, he plays keyboards in a rock band, samples microbrews, and collects spelling errors in comic strips.
[Thanks to Steven H Silver for the story.]
The most significant overlap between the crossword puzzle world, and sf fandom is Doug Hoylman.
And certainly read this, and then there’s the movie, and….
“I know of” fell out of that; I wasn’t at all attempting to make an absolute claim, as that would be silly of me; it was simply words falling out.