Coulson, Buck

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Coulson, Buck Gender: M
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)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 22°08' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°42 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Coulson, Juanita (born 12 February 1933). Notes: 19??-1999


  • Death by Disease 19 February 1999 (After a long illness, age 70)
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Source Notes

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