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Maloney, Terry

Entry updated 18 March 2024. Tagged: Artist, Author.

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(1917-2008) UK illustrator, author, editor and amateur astronomer who saw action in the Spanish Civil War (British Battalion) and World War Two (Royal Corps of Signals). Early professional work included designing London Underground posters in 1946 and joining Frank Hampson's studio in 1950, during which brief association he worked on Dan Dare – Pilot of the Future for the Eagle Comic. In the early 1950s he also produced book covers for Curtis Warren and other paperback publishers; his cover paintings included the Kemsley/Fantasy Books edition of John W Campbell Jr's Who Goes There? (coll 1948) as The Thing, and Other Stories (coll 1952), and the 1952 Cherry Tree edition of Eric Frank Russell's Sinister Barrier (March 1939 Unknown; 1943; rev 1948). From 1956 to 1958 Maloney contributed several SF Magazine covers to New Worlds as Terry and to Science Fantasy and Science Fiction Adventures as by Jose Rubios. According to a profile in New Worlds for November 1956, his first fantasy illustration was for an unspecified national newspaper that wanted a futuristic illustration of Trafalgar Square in 2137 CE. Some of his paintings were signed F.T.M.

Maloney's first book was Other Worlds in Space (1957), a children's guide to the planets of the Solar System, illustrated by himself. Further nonfiction titles of less genre relevance [not listed below] followed at intervals until 1977. He worked as an editor for various UK publishers, including Mayflower, until he retired in 1981. [DRL]

Francis Joseph Terence Maloney

born Mortlake, Surrey: 20 April 1917

died West Knighton, near Dorchester, Dorset: 16 March 2008

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