Sharon Webb, 1936-2010

Sharon Webb, 74, died April 30, 2010 in Blairsville GA of a heart attack.

Born February 29, 1936 in Tampa FL, Webb worked as a nurse in addition to writing. Her first SF publications were poem “Atomic Reaction” (1963) and story “The Girl with the 100 Proof Eyes” (1964) both in F&SF and both under pseudonym Rob Webb. In the ’80s she published a number of stories under her own name in Asimov’s and other publications, many about a future nurse, assembled in fix-up novel The Adventures of Terra Tarkington, R.N. (1985). Other novels include the Earth Song trilogy: Earthchild (1982), Earthsong (1983), and Ramsong (1984).

She was predeceased by husband Brian Webb, and is survived by three daughters.

The Encyclopedia of SF has more details.

See the June issue of Locus for a complete obituary.