Frederick Walter Patten was born on December 11, 1940, and died on November 12, 2018.
He was an American writer and historian.
Fred Patten was known for his work in the sci-fi, dream, anime, manga, and textured fandoms, where he increased extraordinary qualification through a generous commitment to both print and online books, magazines, and other media.
Fred was destined to Shirley Marie (Jones) Patten and Beverly Walter Patten.
Patten had two more youthful sisters: Loel Anne Patten (conceived 1943) and Sherrill Clare Patten (conceived 1947).
Patten figured out how to peruse at a youthful age, beginning with funny cartoons in both the Los Angeles Times and Examiner, and later was acquainted with Walt Disney’s Comics and Stories around 1945.
Quite a bit of his initial perusing likewise originated from magazines and books, and he demonstrated an enthusiasm for superhuman comic books too.
Sci-fi turned into a key enthusiasm around age 9, and Patten started to gather books from Ace Books, Ballantine Books, and different distributors, and in addition significant sci-fi magazines including Astounding, F&SF, and Galaxy Science Fiction. In the late 1950s, Patten ended up engaged with sci-fi being a fan.
Patten entered the University of California at Los Angeles in 1958, and its master’s level college of Library Science in 1962.
Patten ended up dynamic in being a fan in the wake of finding the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society in 1960.
When he graduated with a graduate degree in Library Science in 1963, Patten had been composing for sci-fi fanzines and distributing his very own accounts for a long time.
Patten’s Master’s proposition was on the books of Andre Norton.
Fred Patten passed away at 77 years old.