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Pendleton, Don

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, House name.

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(1927-1995) US author who began publishing work of genre interest with "Boomerang Peep Show" for Ace Magazine in 1958 and whose sf novels – some written as by Dan Britain, and most of them routine – began with Revolt! (1968 as by Britain; rev vt Civil War II: The Day it Finally Happened! 1971 as Pendleton) and The Olympians (1969), both soft porn. Other singletons were Cataclysm: The Day the World Died (1969), The Guns of Terra 10 (1970), The Godmakers (1970 as by Britain; 1974 asPendleton) and 1989: Population Doomsday (1970; vt Population Doomsday 1974), a Dystopian vision of Overpopulation run amok. Also of some sf interest are the Ashton Ford psychic spy tales: Ashes to Ashes (1986), Eye to Eye (1986), Mind to Mind (1987), Life to Life (1987), Heart to Heart (1987) and Time to Time (1988).

Pendleton wrote the first thirty-eight volumes (between 1969 and 1980) of the Mack Bolan or Executioner series for Gold Eagle Books, which thereafter adopted "Don Pendleton" as a House Name; among the authors who subsequently wrote under that name was Peter Leslie. Some titles edge toward sf readings, but not far enough. Pendleton's novels as by Stephan Gregory were nonfantastic thrillers; under the same name he also wrote sex manuals. [JC]

Don [not apparently Donald] Eugene Pendleton

born Little Rock, Arkansas: 12 December 1927

died Sedona, Yavapai, Arizona: 23 October 1995



Ashton Ford

  • Ashes to Ashes (New York: Popular Library, 1986) [Ashton Ford: pb/Franco Accornero]
  • Eye to Eye (New York: Popular Library, 1986) [Ashton Ford: pb/]
  • Mind to Mind (New York: Popular Library, 1987) [Ashton Ford: pb/Franco Accornero]
  • Life to Life (New York: Popular Library, 1987) [Ashton Ford: pb/]
  • Heart to Heart (New York: Popular Library, 1987) [Ashton Ford: pb/]
  • Time to Time (New York: Popular Library, 1988) [Ashton Ford: pb/]

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