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(1908-1977) US author and academic, little associated with the literatures of the fantastic except for some stories with August Derleth, with whom he shared a birth city as well as attendance at the University of Wisconsin, where they wrote sf like "Riders in the Sky" (May 1928 Weird Tales), about Moon dwellers who come down to Earth to eat folk. Some of their later work was assembled as Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People (coll 1966) with August Derleth. [JC]
born Sauk City, Wisconsin: 17 May 1908
died Oakland, California: 11 August 1977
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
Accessed 02:27 am on 25 September 2023.