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Elizabeth Anne Hull (born January 10, 1937) is an American academic, political activist and science fiction expert.

She is Professor Emerita of William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois, where she taught English for over 30 years.[1][2][3] She was born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, and educated at Illinois State University (1954–55); City Colleges of Chicago (A.A., 1965); Northwestern University[4] and Loyola University (M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1975).[5]

In 1993, Hull was regional judge for the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing.[6]


Science fictionEdit

She has served as president of the Science Fiction Research Association and editor of its newsletter. SFRA awarded her the Thomas D. Clareson Award for Distinguished Service in 1997,[7] and she has been a member of the panel for the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best SF novel since 1986. For over ten years, she served as North American secretary for the World SF International Organization for Professionals.

With her husband Frederik Pohl, Hull edited the international anthology Tales from the Planet Earth.[8] She is editor of the 2010 anthology, Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl.[9][10][11]

Public serviceEdit

In 1996, Hull, a former president of the Palatine Area League of Women Voters, was selected by the Democratic Party as its nominee against longtime Republican Congressman Phil Crane in the 8th Congressional District;[12][13] however, Crane was reelected.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Hull and Pohl married in 1984. He had been married and divorced four times.[14] "From her previous marriage, she has two daughters, Catherine Pizarro and Barbara Wintczak, and two grandchildren, Christine and Eric Wintczak."[5]


  1. ^ "Elizabeth Anne Hull". Nippon2007: The 65th World Science Fiction Convention [...]. 2007.
  2. ^ "Program Participant Biographies, Continued" [21]. Denvention 3: The 66th World Science Fiction Convention [...]. 2008.
  3. ^ Elizabeth Anne Hull profile at World Literature Today. Archived June 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Northwestern University Alumni Honor Roll
  5. ^ a b c "Elizabeth Anne Hull". Frederik Pohl. The Way the Future Blogs.
  6. ^ Chicago Tribune, Oct. 20, 1993: "Elizabeth Anne Hull recently was appointed regional judge for the 1993 National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing. Hull is an English professor and honors program coordinator at Harper College."
  7. ^ Elizabeth Anne Hull profile at SF Signal. Archived June 21, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Locus Index
  9. ^ List of Contents, Gateways: Original New Stories Inspired by Frederik Pohl, ed. Elizabeth Anne Hull (Tor Books, 2010). "More About Gateways". The blog team. The Way the Future Blogs. June 14, 2010. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  10. ^ Locus review
  11. ^ July's Books, io9
  12. ^ The Political Graveyard
  13. ^ Daily Herald[dead link] June 26, 1997, "Women's group bridges both political parties"
  14. ^ "Frederik Pohl, Science Fiction Master Who Vaporized Utopias, Dies at 93". Gerald Jonas. The New York Times. September 3, 2013. Retrieved 2015-02-19.

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