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Stong, Phil

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1899-1957) US author and editor, author of the thrice-filmed State Fair (1932). His The Other Worlds (anth 1941; vt The Other Worlds: Twenty-five Modern Stories of Mystery and Imagination 1942) was the first important sf Anthology. Its twenty-five stories, about half sf and half horror, were mostly from the Pulp magazines, not previously regarded as a proper source of material (of sf at least) for respectable hardcover books. [PN]

Philip Duffield Stong

born Pittsburg, Iowa: 27 January 1899

died Washington, Connecticut: 26 April 1957

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