Australian bibliographer Donald H. Tuck, 89, died October 11, 2010 in Melbourne.
Tuck was born in Launceston, Tasmania on December 3, 1922. His comprehensive and exhaustive bibliographic work began with A Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1954; expanded and revised in 1959); the second edition received a Worldcon special award in 1962. His most significant work was The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy through 1968: A Bibliographic Survey of the Fields of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction through 1968 in three volumes, published in 1974, 1978, and 1983. The third volume won a Hugo Award, and the work remains valuable to SF scholars and historians.
See Tuck’s SF Encyclopedia entry for more details.