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Jay, Victor

Entry updated 13 September 2021. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of Victor J Banis (1937-2019), who is perhaps best known for transgressive 1960s novels like The Affairs of Gloria (1964), which was unsuccessfully prosecuted for obscenity by officials in Sioux City, Iowa, and for The Man from C.A.M.P. sequence of gay detective novels. Early pseudonyms include Jay Vickery, under which he wrote one sf novel, Man Into Boy (1968), and the House Name J X Williams; in the 1970s he wrote gothic romances as by Jan Alexander and Lynn Benedict and other names. As Victor Jay he wrote an sf adventure, Devil Soul (1970) and The Gay Haunt (1970), a moderately transgressive exercise in sf soft pornography. [JC]

Victor Jerome Banis

born Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania: 25 May 1937

died Martinsburg, West Virginia: 22 February 2019


  • Man Into Boy (San Diego, California: Adult Books, 1968) as by Jay Vickery [pb/Ed Smith]
  • Devil Soul (New York: Belmont Books, 1970) as by Victor Jay [pb/Jeff Jones]
  • The Gay Haunt (New York: Other Traveller, 1970) as by Victor Jay [pb/]


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