November 25th in Science Fiction and Comics

Noel Neill as Lois Lane in the 1950s television series The Adventures of Superman

Poul Anderson

November 25, 1926 — July 31, 2001
Science fiction writer Poul Anderson won seven Hugo Awards and three Nebula Awards, was named a SFWA Grand Master and a Gandalf Grand Master, and was named to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. His notable works include the Polesotechnic League stories, the Hoka series, the Dominic Flandry novels, and many others — including my favorite, 1960’s The High Crusade.  Anderson was a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and the literary group Swordsmen and Sorcerers’ Guild of America, and served on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on National Space Policy.

Chris Claremont

November 25, 1950 — 
Chris Claremont is best known for his 17 years as writer of The Uncanny X-Men, during which he created many of the franchise’s most popular characters, including Wolverine.

Charlaine Harris

November 25, 1951 —
Charlaine Harris is known for the Southern Vampire Mysteries series, also known as the Sookie Stackhouse novels, adapted into the HBO series True Blood.


Ricardo Montalbán

November 25, 1920 — January 14, 2009
Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino’s genre work included playing Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island and Khan Noonien Singh in the Star Trek franchise (below).

Noel Neill

November 25, 1920 —
Noel Neill played Lois Lane in the film serials Superman (1948) and Atom Man vs. Superman (1950), and in the 1950s TV series Adventures of Superman.