Gene DeWeese, a prolific and popular author in many genres, died at home on March 19. Born in 1934 as Thomas Eugene DeWeese, DeWeese also published under the pseudonyms Jean DeWeese and the collaborative names Thomas Stratton and Victoria Thomas. He had been suffering Lewy body dementia.
Active in fandom, he broke into writing with Man from U.N.C.L.E. novelizations co-written with Buck Coulson. He wrote Star Trek, Lost in Space and Ravenloft novels as well as many original works, including The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf and Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats, the latter with Coulson. The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf was made into a 1985 TV movie of the same name. His last story was “The World of Null-T,” published in 2010.
He is survived by his wife Bev DeWeese, whom he married in 1955.