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Geier, Chester S

(1921-1990) US author and editor who began publishing work of genre interest with "A Length of Rope" for Unknown in April 1941; he was very active in the Ziff-Davis stable (for Amazing and Fantastic Adventures) in the 1940s, where he published a large amount of routine material under his own name and pseudonyms including Guy Archette and the House Names Alexander Blade, P F Costello, Warren Kastel (initially used for collaborations with his friend William L Hamling) (Geier had been deaf from the age of twelve; Hamling could do sign), S M Tenneshaw, Gerald Vance and Peter Worth. Book-length tales include "Minions of the Tiger" (September 1946 Fantastic Adventures), Forever is Too Long (March 1947 Fantastic Adventures; 2009 ebook) and Hidden City (July 1947 Amazing; 2009 ebook); plus Outlaw in the Sky (February 1953 Amazing; 2014 dos) as by Archette, which is essentially a Western with a few sf transpositions. Geier ran the Shaver Mystery Club (see Richard S Shaver) as a favour to Ray Palmer, editing the Shaver Mystery Magazine on its behalf; he had collaborated with Shaver on Ice City of the Gorgon (June 1948 Amazing; 2011 dos). Although he was one of the more prolific Pulp-magazine writers, his short stories have never been collected in book form, and only two, "Environment" (May 1944 Astounding) and "The Children" (April 1951 Fantastic Adventures), have been anthologized. Some out-of-copyright titles have been reissued posthumously: see Checklist below. [JC/MA/DRL]

see also: Colonization of Other Worlds.

Chester S Geier

born Stevens Point, Wisconsin: 4 April 1921

died Chicago, Illinois: 10 September 1990


collections and stories


Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 23:03 pm on 28 May 2024.