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Curtis, Richard A

Entry updated 21 June 2023. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1937-    ) US editor, literary agent and author, known mainly in the first capacity for his anthology Future Tense (anth 1968), which is not to be confused with Kendell Foster Crossen's Future Tense (anth 1952). He has also published short work, beginning with "Introduction to 'The Saint'" in Cavalier for 1968, as well as Squirm: Novelization (1976), an sf film novelization (see Blue Sunshine). From 1980 to 1992 he wrote the Agent's Corner column in Locus, which has been adapted into book form as Beyond the Bestseller: A Literary Agent Takes You Inside the Book Business (coll 1989; rev vt Mastering the Business of Writing 1996). [JC]

Richard Alan Curtis

born 23 June 1937


nonfiction (selected)

works as editor


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