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Johnson, W Ryerson

(1901-1995) US Pulp magazine editor and author whose chief sf relevance is a small contribution to the extensive Doc Savage franchise during its 1933-1949 run in Doc Savage magazine. His three titles in the resulting Doc Savage novel series, all written with Lester Dent and published as by Kenneth Robeson, are Land of Always-Night (1966), The Fantastic Island (1966) and The Motion Menace (1971) [see Checklist below for original magazine appearances]. Johnson was the final editor of the pulp magazine The Spider, which ceased in December 1943. [DRL]

W Ryerson Johnson

born Divernon, Illinois: 1901

died Florida: 1995



Doc Savage


Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 00:32 am on 3 July 2022.