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Hersey, Harold

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

(1893-1956) US editor, publisher, short-story author and poet. A man of great energy and relatively little talent, Hersey edited such sf Pulp magazines as Thrill Book, Miracle Science and Fantasy Stories and Mystery Adventures, though most of his editorial work was not sf-related. His early writing, all negligible, appeared under various pseudonyms; but Night (coll 1923), a Poetry collection, has superb artwork by Elliott Dold, and Pulpwood Editor (1937) is an informative (albeit anecdotal) look at the Pulp-magazine world. [RB]

see also: Alternate History; Intelligence; Overpopulation; Theatre.

Harold Brainerd Hersey

born Bozeman, Montana: 29 March 1893

died New York: 17 March 1956

works (selected)

  • Night (New York: John S Farmer, 1923) [poetry: coll: illus/Elliott Dold: hb/]
  • Pulpwood Editor (New York: F A Stokes Co, 1937) [nonfiction: hb/]


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