Entry updated 11 August 2018. Tagged: Editor.
(1867-1946) US author of (chiefly) how-to-write books, and editor of the usually accepted candidate for the first exclusively science-fictional Anthology, which was also sf's first Original Anthology: Adventures to Come (anth 1937). Despite this primacy, its actual impact on the genre was nil. It has been suggested that the eight contributors – none of whom appears to have published anything else – were pseudonyms for Esenwein himself, or perhaps students of his 1902-1928 writing courses for the Home Correspondence School. [DRL]
Joseph Berg Esenwein
born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 15 May 1867
died Pennsylvania: 1946
works as editor
- Adventures to Come (Springfield, Massachusetts: McLoughlin Bros, 1937) [anth: nine stories: hb/]
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