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Benét, William Rose

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(1886-1950) US anthologist, editor, poet and author, brother of Stephen Vincent Benét; most famous as editor for founding in 1924 and editing until his death the Saturday Review of Literature, and for The Reader's Encyclopedia (1948; often revised). He is of modest sf interest for The Flying King of Kurio: A Story for Children (1926), a portal fantasy whose protagonists enter a secondary world unusually high in Technology, including an Airship. [JC]

William Rose Benét

born Brooklyn [now New York]: 2 February 1886

died New York: 4 May 1950

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