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Martha Bartter, 80, a longtime member of IAFA and perhaps its longest serving treasurer from 1995-2003, died on June 18 following an automobile accident in Kirksville, Mo., where she was a retired professor of English at Truman State University.  She and her husband Andy Hilgartner had been regular participants at ICFA since its early years.

Martha earned her PhD from the University of Rochester, and later taught at the University of Rochester, the Ohio State University at Marion, and Truman State University. She was the author of The Way to Ground Zero: The Atomic Bomb in American Science Fiction (1988), and edited the ICFA proceeding volume The Utopian Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twentieth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (2004).


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