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Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction collection: Ross L. Rocklynne

Identifier: SC-06-RLR

Scope and Contents

The collection contains 11 story manuscripts.


  • 1935 - 1942


Biographical / Historical

Ross Rocklynne was the pen name most often used by Ross Louis Rocklin, a fan and pro active in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He was a member of The Hell Pavers and one of the founders of the CFG.

Born in Ohio, Rocklin was a regular contributor to the science fiction pulps. He attended the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939. Despite his numerous appearances and solid writing, he never quite achieved the fame of his contemporaries.

He partially retired from writing in the late 1950s, but made a notable return in the 1970s when his novelette "Ching Witch!" was included in Harlan Ellison's original anthology Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). "Ching Witch!" was later nominated for a Nebula Award.

In addition to Ross Rocklynne, Rocklin wrote under the pseudonyms of H. F. Cente and Carlton Smith.

He was one of the founders of The National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F). He was the subject of a Founding Member article by Jon D. Swartz in February, 2016 issue National Fantasy Fan.

Rocklin died in Los Angeles, California. at the age of 75.


1 box

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Physical Location

Aisle 9A, Shelf 7

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Patrons of the Library, 1969-12-09.

Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction collection: Ross L. Rocklynne
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Repository Details

Part of the CSUF University Archives & Special Collections Repository

University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
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