Entry updated 15 April 2020. Tagged: Author.
(1910-1958) US author who was involved in promulgating ideas about Fortean phenomena (see Charles Fort), and who began publishing sf with "The Shapes" for Astounding in February 1936. In addition to some works of Fortean nonfiction, such as You Do Take It with You (1956), he published an sf novel, The Man Who Lived Forever (March 1938 Astounding as "The Master Shall Not Die!" as by Miller alone; rev 1956 dos; vt Year 3097 1958) with Anna Hunger, about an immortal (see Immortality) who struggles to keep mankind's Technology from running amuck. The Loose Board in the Floor (1951) is a fantasy about stuffed Toy animals going on a trip. [JC]
Richard DeWitt Miller
born California: 22 January 1910
died Los Angeles, California: 3 June 1958
- The Loose Board in the Floor (New York: Vantage Press, 1951) [hb/Jhana]
- The Man Who Lived Forever (New York: Ace Books, 1956) with Anna Hunger [dos: pb/Ed Valigursky]
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