"April 10, 1959, advised that BRADBURY was one of the more prominent writers of science fiction in the United states. He also felt BRADBURY was probably sympathetic with certain pro-Communist elements... BERHELEY stated it has been his observation that some of the writers suspected of having Communist backgrounds have been writing in the field of science fiction and it appears that science fiction may be a lucrative field for the introduction of communist ideologies. He noted that some of BRADBURY's stories have been definitely slanted against the United States and its capitalistic form of Government...

Informant observed that Communists have found fertile opportunities for development; for spreading distrust and lack of confidence in America institutions in the area of science fiction writing. Informant declared that a number of science fiction writers have created illusions with regard to the impossibility of continuing world affairs in an organized manner now or in the future through the medium of futuristic stories concerned with the potentialities of science

... The general aim of these science fiction writers is to frighten the people into a state of paralysis or psychological incompetence bordering on hysteria which would make it very possible to conduct a Third World War which the American people would seriously believe could not be won since their morale had been seriously destroyed."

The informant, Martin Berkeley provided 160 names. I don't know who besides Ray Bradbury was on it but it seems that much of the genre was under attack.Regarding your other comments, Jeannete Ng has already corrected the name of the publication she had typed on her phone during the ceremony. I'll leave it to others to correct other details of personal lives and publisher ownerships. I was addressing the big picture of racism and diversity in our genre.Jeannette Ng acknowledged that: "Yes, I am aware there are exceptions." Future generations should explore these exceptions, sci-fi was never a singularity of the stereotypical empowered white male American. But those of us who remember this should also acknowledge that it did not adequately represent the multiverse of human experiences.

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