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Hurwood, Bernhardt J

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1926-1987) US author of various sorts including detections and a very early manual on adjusting to the Computer age: Writing Becomes Electronic: Successful Authors Tell How They Write in the Age of the Computer (1986). He wrote and edited occult and horror titles for the Young Adult market, like Strange Curses (coll 1975) and By Blood Alone (1979); the Man from T.O.M.C.A.T. soft-porn quasithriller sequence as by Mallory T Knight, beginning with The Man from T.O.M.C.A.T. #1: The Dozen Deadly Dragons of Joy (1967) and ending with The Man from T.O.M.C.A.T. #9: The Bra-Burner's Brigade (1971); and The Invisibles sequence, comprising The Invisibles (1971) and The Mind Master (1973), were sf stories about a Mad Scientist who conducts experiments on human subjects. Kingdom of the Spiders (1977) was a film tie (see Kingdom of the Spiders). [JC]

Bernhardt Jackson Hurwood

born New York: 22 July 1926

died New York: 5 September 1987

works (highly selected)


Man from T.O.M.C.A.T.


  • The Invisibles (Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1971) [Invisibles: pb/]
  • The Mind Master (Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1973) [Invisibles: pb/]

individual titles



works as editor

  • Monsters Galore (Greenwich, Connecticut: Fawcett Gold Medal, 1965) [anth: pb/Harry Bennett]


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