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.
- William F. Temple in the Internet SF Database
- William F. Temple in The Science Fiction Encyclopedia
- William F. Temple in the SF Encyclopedia Picture Gallery
- William F. Temple in Fancyclopedia 3