Nelson, Ray

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NELSON, Ray. Also writes as Frank Armitage, R. N. Elson, Jeffrey Lord. American, b. 1931. Genres: Novels, Science fiction/Fantasy, Plays/ Screenplays, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Cartoons, Illustrations. Career: Freelance writer and artist, 1962-. Founder, Microcosm Fiction Workshop, later Ramona Street Regulars, 1967; Teaching Assistant, Adams Jr. High School, El Cerrito, California, 1968-. Formerly artist, sign maker, painter, translator, and computer programmer; Co-Director, Berkeley Free University, 1967-68. President, California Writers Club, 1977-78, 1987-89. Publications: (with P.K. Dick) The Ganymede Takeover (science fiction), 1967; The Agony of Love, 1969; Girl with the Hungry Eyes, 1969; (as R.N. Elson) How to Do It, 1970; (as R.N. Elson) Black Pussy, 1970; (as R.N. Elson) Sex Happy Hippy, 1970; (as R.N. Elson) The DA's Wife, 1970; Blake's Progress (science fiction), 1975; Then Beggars Could Ride (science fiction), 1976; The Ecolog (science fiction), 1977; The Revolt of the Unemployables (science fiction), 1978; (as Jeffrey Lord) Dimension of Horror (science fiction), 1979; The Prometheus Man (science fiction), 1982; Time Quest (fantasy), 1985; Dogheaded Death (historical), 1989; Virtual Zen (science fiction), 1995; (as Frank Armitage) They Live (screenplay), 1988. Address: 333 Ramona Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]