The SFWA Estates Page is the place for editors and publishers who want to reprint material by a deceased writer and need help seeking permissions.
Bud Webster, SFWA Estates Liaison, is circulating his latest list in hopes of finding the rights holders. New additions are marked with an asterisk. If you have an idea about any of these, please let him know. His e-mail is: budwebster (at) mindspring (dot) org:
*Adams, Robert (Pamela Adams is either deceased or no longer available)
*Banks, L. A.
*Banks, Raymond E.
*Barnes, Arthur K.
Bass, T. J. (Thomas Joseph Bassler)
*Bell, Eric Temple (John Taine)
Binder, Eando (Earl and Otto)
Carr, Jayge/Marj Krueger
Clifton, Mark (possibly orphaned)
*Counselman, Mary Elizabeth
DeFord, Miriam Allen (Still working on a line for this one)
Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur
Fyfe, H. B.
Gallun, Raymond Z.
*Gold, Horace L.
Holly, J(oan). Hunter
Jones, Neil R.
*Keller, David H.
Maine, Charles Eric (David McIlwain)
Smith, George H.
Smith, George O.
Williams, Robert Moore
Williams, Paul O.
Webster notes, “I don’t have queries for all of these, but I want to be proactive and have them ready just in case.”
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]
Nobody at LASFS knows who is Bill Rotsler’s literary executor?
If there is one, I would be very surprised indeed if nobody there knew who it is.
I expect a lot of Gygax’s rights reside with the people who currently own D&D.