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Bill Temple

Bill (William F.) Temple was an early UK science fiction fan and author (also a stalwart of the British Interplanetary Society), a close friend of Arthur C. Clarke, who was active in the fanzines from the late 1930s to the early 1960s. In particular he was a pioneer of the humorous – as opposed to “sercon”, serious and constructive – approach to fan writing. Rob Hansen compiled the best of his fanzine work as a 2017 ebook which was later expanded and in 2022 spawned a real trade paperback edition:

The photograph above was taken by Wally Weber at a 1964 gathering in Ella Parker’s London flat.