Sissons, Michael

Tagged: Editor

(1934-2018) UK literary agent from 1959 until his death, initially at the A D Peters agency which after a 1988 merger became Peters, Fraser and Dunlop (PFD). In the early 1960s he edited three reprint Anthologies, that of greatest sf interest being Asleep in Armageddon (anth 1962), with stories by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown and further popular sf authors. The remaining titles, In the Dead of Night (anth 1961) and The Masque of the Red Death (anth 1964), comprise mainly suspense and horror (occasionally supernatural) with a sprinkling of non-genre work; the latter book of course includes the celebrated title story by Edgar Allan Poe. [DRL]

Thomas Michael Beswick Sissons

born Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire: 13 October 1934

died 24 August 2018

works as editor

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