Entry updated 31 May 2017. Tagged: Author.
(1908-1963) US chemist and author. He began writing sf with "The Last Woman" for Wonder Stories in April 1932 (erroneously published as by Thomas D Gardner), which has been anthologized, and went on to write another five stories in the next decade. Active in sf Fandom, he wrote an annual review of the sf and fantasy magazine field for Science Fiction Times (see Fantasy Times) and published one of the earliest studies of the sf reader, "Psychology of the Science Fiction Fan" (1939 New Fandom). [JE]
Thomas Samuel Gardner
born Kingsport, Tennessee: 31 July 1908
died 11 November 1963
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