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Esenwein, J Berg

(1867-1946) US author of (chiefly) how-to-write books, and editor of the usually accepted candidate for the first exclusively science-fictional Anthology, which was also sf's first Original Anthology: Adventures to Come (anth 1937). Despite this primacy, its actual impact on the genre was nil. It has been suggested that the eight contributors – none of whom appears to have published anything else – were pseudonyms for Esenwein himself, or perhaps students of his 1902-1928 writing courses for the Home Correspondence School. [DRL]

Joseph Berg Esenwein

born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 15 May 1867

died Pennsylvania: 1946

works as editor


Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 02:43 am on 12 August 2022.