|Birthname||Robert Stratton Coulson|
|born on||12 May 1928 at 21:50 (= 9:50 PM )|
|Place||Sullivan, Indiana, 39n06, 87w24|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||22°08' 25°42 Asc. 00°06'|
American science fiction writer, well-known fan, 'filk' (sci-fi folk) songwriter, fanzine editor and bookseller from Indiana. Coulson's novels include But What of Earth? (1976, with Piers Anthony), To Renew the Ages (1976), and Lazer Tag: Adventure No 1: High Spy (1987). He served as Secretary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America from 1972-1974.
Coulson and his wife, writer and 'filker' Juanita Coulson, edited the mimeographed fanzine Yandro, which was nominated for the Hugo Award 10 years in a row, from 1959 through 1968, and won in 1965. Yandro featured Coulson's incisive reviews of books and, especially, fanzines.
Buck was a regular attendee, panellist, and bookseller at several Midwest science fiction conventions, including InConJunction and Chambanacon, as well as frequently attending Capricon, DucKon, Windycon, and Wiscon. He was frequently seen wearing a skunkskin cap. Characters modelled on and named after him appear in two novels by Wilson Tucker, To the Tombaugh Station and Resurrection Days.
Outside of science fiction, he worked as a technical writer. Coulson died on 19 February 1999, following a long illness.
- spouse relationship with Coulson, Juanita (born 12 February 1933). Notes: 19??-1999
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate from Indiana archives.
- Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
- Vocation : Business : Clerical/ Secretarial
- Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Bookseller)
- Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Filk)
- Vocation : Writers : Critic (Reviewer)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
- Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror