Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What in the world is Bouchercon?

American author, editor, and critic William Parker White, better known to most as Anthony Boucher, made countless contributions to the fields of mystery and science fiction. After beginning his career as a mystery writer at 16, Boucher went on to become a New York Times mystery critic, a host for several radio programs, and the founding editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.

The annual international mystery conference Bouchercon is named to honor White. This year it convenes in Baltimore:

In 2009: Indianapolis:

A comprehensive biobibliography – Marks, Jeffrey. Anthony Boucher: A Biobibliography (McFarland $35 trade paperback) – places particular emphasis on the writings and edited publications that established his reputation among readers of science fiction. Several appendices include complete bibliographic citations for Boucher's novels, articles, short stories, unpublished works, reviews, radio plays, anthologies, translations, and other written works.

Ironically, this is a book with sales terms such that we can't afford to stock it, but we are happy to inform you of its May publication. McFarland's work is found in libraries and can be ordered at no discount from

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