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Lee Hoffman

Born: Aug 14, 1932

Death: Feb 6, 2007

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Lee Hoffman

Date of Birth : Aug 14, 1932
Date of Death : Feb 6, 2007
Birth Place : Chicago

Lee Hoffman, born Shirley Bell Hoffman, was an American science fiction fan, an editor of early folk music fanzines, and an author of science fiction, Western and romance novels. In 1950-53, she edited and published the highly regarded science fiction fanzine, Quandry. In November 1951, she began publication of Science-Fiction Five-Yearly, which has appeared regularly since then. Briefly married to editor Larry Shaw from 1956 to 1958, she was the assistant editor on the science fiction magazines he edited, Infinity Science Fiction and Science Fiction Adventures. During that same time, she began editing and publishing her folk music publications, Caravan and Gardyloo, which found a readership through Izzy Young's Folklore Center as the folk music scene expanded during the late 1950s. Hoffman won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for her novel The Valdez Horses. In Spain, John Sturges directed the 1973 film adaptation, The Valdez Horses/Valdez, il Mezzosangue, starring Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland. Under the pseudonym Georgia York, she wrote historical romances for Fawcett Books during the years 1979 to 1983.


  • Writer
  • Novelist
  • Editor

Also known as

  • Georgia York
  • Shirley Bell Hoffman


  • Larry Shaw

Awards Won

  • Hugo Award for Best Fanzine
  • Spur Award for Best Novel
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