Entry updated 10 March 2017. Tagged: Editor.
(1916-1994) UK publisher and editor who was Samuel Assael's junior partner in the John Spencer and Co publishing enterprise (1946-1983), best known or most infamous for its Badger Books (which see) imprint. Assael and Nahum co-edited three of the four 1950s Spencer sf magazines given separate entries in this encyclopedia: Futuristic Science Stories (1950-1954) under the pseudonym John S Manning; Wonders of the Spaceways (1950-1954) uncredited; Tales of Tomorrow (1950-1954), uncredited throughout, of which only the second issue was co-edited by Nahum; and Worlds of Fantasy (1950-1954) uncredited. All were juvenile, undated and of poor quality. Assael and Nahum additionally co-edited the two issues of the weird-fiction digest Out of This World (1954-1955) and many issues of Badger's book-format Supernatural Stories (1955-1962), all under the John S Manning pseudonym. [DRL]
born 11 May 1916
died London: April 1994
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