Science Fiction Author and Cartoonist
















Ray Nelson is a Science Fiction author and cartoonist, well known for his art work from the golden age of Science Fiction fandom in the 1940s and '50s, up until the present day.

In addition to having written numerous novels and short stories, Ray is the inventor of the propeller beanie, and his short story "8 O'clock in the Morning" was made into the paranoid cult classic "They Live", directed by John Carpenter.

Ray Nelson passed away November 29th 2022 in Napa California.

Ray Nelson Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 18th 2022 1-4 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley
1 Lawson Rd, Kensington CA 94047

Fans and friends will gather to remember his life, achievements and how he has touched many lives around the world.

Feel free to come in Science Fiction Fan sorts of attire, especially propeller beanies.




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