Murray Leinster: The Life and Works

By Billee J. Stallings

Will F. Jenkins, identified to technology fiction fanatics by means of his penname Murray Leinster, used to be one of the so much prolific American writers of the 20 th century. "The Dean of technology Fiction," as he was once occasionally recognized, released greater than 1,500 brief tales and a hundred books in a profession spanning greater than fifty years. This biography, written by means of his youngest daughters, chronicles Murray Leinster's inner most and literary lifestyles from his first writings for The clever Set and early pulp magazines similar to Argosy, awesome tales and striking tales, in the course of the golden age of technology fiction within the Thirties in the course of the Fifties, to his demise in 1975. incorporated as appendices are his recognized 1946 tale "A common sense Named Joe" and 1954 essay "To construct a robotic Brain."

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