Martin Morse Wooster (1957-2022)

Fan and writer Martin Morse Wooster, 64, died November 12, 2022 in Williamsburg VA, the victim of a hit-and-run. He was attending an ale convention and was struck while walking back to his hotel from the event. He was a regular Locus correspondent, sending us news, letters, and corrections for decades, and will be greatly missed.

Wooster was a founding member of the Potomac River Science Fiction Society (PRSFS). He regularly contributed letters and other material to SF magazines and fanzines, including AnsibleFile 770, Interzone, The New York Review of Science Fiction, and many other publications.

Born November 30, 1957 in Washington DC, Wooster studied history and philosophy at Beloit College. He worked as a reporter, writer, editor, and conservative commentator for publications including Harper’s and Reason. He wrote numerous non-fiction books and monographs, most about philanthropy and education.


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