The BSFA are sad to note that author EC Tubb (Edward Charles Tubb) passed away in his sleep on Friday 10th September 2010. A member of the pre-war British Science Fiction Association, which also included Arthur C Clarke and John Beynon Harris (John Wyndham), Tubb’s first novel, Saturn Patrol, appeared in 1951. In total he was responsible for some 130 published novels and more than 230 short stories, and saw his work adapted both for the radio and TV.
He will perhaps be best remembered for the epic Dumarest saga, which eventually ran to 33 volumes. A new work, a major dystopian novel titled To Dream Again, was accepted for publication on the day he died and is due to appear in 2011.
Born on October 19th 1919, he married Iris Kathleen Smith in 1944 and is survived by their two daughters, Jennifer and Linda, as well as two granddaughters and several great grandchildren. Our condolences go to all his family.