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Robert Albert Madle, American Writer. Achievements include one of largest science fiction and fantasy collections extant. Nominated for Hugo, 1956; guest of honor World Science Fiction Convention, Miami, 1977, U. Maryland. Science Fiction Convention, 1982, Boston Science Fiction Convention, 1996; representative American science fiction British Worldcon., 1957.


Madle, Robert Albert was born on June 2, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Vincent Robert and Mary Virginia (Kidwell) Madle.


Bachelor of Science, Drexel University, 1951. Master of Business Administration, Drexel University, 1953.


Assistant to sales manager, Masland Duraleather, Philadelphia, 1951-1953;assistant to director industrial relations, Chadbourne Hosiery, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1953-1954;personnel and credit manager, Shaw Manufacturing Company, Charlotte, 1954-1956;personnel research specialist, United States Army, Washington, 1956-1959;research psychologist, program manager, United States Navy, Washington, 1959-1980. Guest speaker science fiction conferences. Science fiction research consultant ParamountProdns., other film companies.

Research consultant projects Yesterday's Tomorrowsand Study on Hugo Gernsback, Smithsonian Institute. Developed first survey on science fiction's predictions of atomic energy.


  • Achievements include development of survey on science fiction's predictions of atomic energy.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Science Fiction Fandom, 1994. Contributor articles to science fiction and sports magazines, (books) David A. Kyle:A Life of Schemg Fiction as & Drdrris, 2006, Tales of the Time Travellers, 2009. Conductor search services rare books in field of science fiction and fantasy literature.

      Consultant editor professional fantasy magazines, including Magazine of Horror, Bizarre Mystery, Startling Mystery, Famous Science Fiction.


With United States Army, 1942-1946. Member Science Fiction Writers American, Washington Science Fiction Association, First Fandom (president 1959-1982, 1st Fandom Hall of Fame award 1990, Electrical Engineer Evans Science Fiction achievement award 1974), Philadelphia Science Fiction Society (founding member).


Married Billie Franklin Lindsay, November 7, 1943 (deceased December 1997). Children: Robert, Richard, Jane, Mary Anne. Married Ana Lisseth Martinez, February 28, 2002.

1 stepchild, Sarah Nicole Martinez.

Vincent Robert Madle

Mary Virginia (Kidwell) Madle

Billie Franklin Lindsay

Ana Lisseth Martinez

Robert Madle

Richard Madle

Jane Madle

Mary Anne Madle