Note: Lee passed away on February 6, 2007. Would you like to share a story or a memory of Lee with the rest of us? Please write to me at the email address below and I will add it to this site.
- Gary Ross Hoffman

Who was Lee Hoffman?

picture of Lee Hoffman

Lee Hoffman was one of those marvelous people who defied being categorized. Her fascinating life spanned a wide spectrum of human endeavors. Amateur archaeologist, artist, author, horsewoman, race car inspector, where does one begin? You might have found her sipping wine in New York or sampling the waters of the Okeefenokee Swamp. If you found her relaxing in front of a radio, she might have been listening to folk music or to police dispatches. The clack-clacking in the next room might have been Lee writing a novel, or disassembling the typewriter to see how it works. Read on to find out more about this renaissance woman.

LEE: "Who says money won't buy happiness?"
NEPHEW: "I'd certainly like the opportunity to test the theory."
LEE: "Money will buy pecan pies. Isn't that proof enough?"

LEE: "Trufen are cadets to become Secret Masters of the Universe. The problem is, they can't move into the Inner Circle til they grow up, and no one has ever known a Trufan to grow up."

Lee's art and crafts

Lee's paintings

Lee's miniatures

LEE on Astrology: "Venus and Mars are forever hanging close to Earth, and I can't think of a time when people here haven't been making love and war. Is there a planet of Wisdom? If so, it must be out there beyond Pluto."

Lee's friends sound off

Lee Creates a Fan
by Gary Ross Hoffman

How LeeH & ShelVy & Max Shaped My World
by Joyce Worley Katz

A Memory from Alex Kochanoff
by Alex Kochanoff

(Have something to contribute? Write to me at the address below. - GRH)


image of Spur Award
1967 Western Writers of America Spur Award Winner
for "The Valdez Horses"

picture of Hugo award
2007 Hugo Award winner for Best Fanzine
"Science-Fiction Five-Yearly"
edited by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers

Links to other sites with information about Lee Hoffman

"Quandry" issues

"Gardyloo" issues

"Science-Fiction Five-Yearly" issues

Fan art

In and Out of Quandry
(NESFA Press)

The Bluffer's Guide to Meeting Lee Hoffman
(1997 Southern Fandom Confederation Handbook & History)

Photos at the Lee Hoffman Web site by:

Book covers copyrighted by the publishers

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