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Foote, Mary (Anna) Hallock (1847-1938) (stories)
Born in Milton, N.Y.; author and artist; lived in Idaho.


Foran, [Major] W(illiam) Robert (1882-1966) (stories)
English traveller, writer, big-game hunter, East African policeman; foreign correspondent for Theodore Roosevelt’s African safari. Foran was resident in Kenya as Assistant District Superintendent of the British East African Police during the first decade of this century, and in 1908 he arrested Talbot Mundy (then passing as “Thomas Hartley”) in Lake Victoria. Although Foran was one of the few people who knew of Talbot Mundy’s past, he never publicly revealed his knowledge. Died in Nanyuki, Kenya. See also under Talbot Mundy.


Forbes, Esther [i.e., Esther Forbes Hoskins] (1891-1967) (stories)
Born in Westborough, Mass.


Forbes, (Joan) Rosita (Torr) (1893-1967) (stories)
Note: She married Arthur T. McGrath in 1921 but retained her previous married name as her professional name.


Ford, Ford Madox (1873-1939) (stories)
Born in London as Joseph Leonard Ford Hermann Madox Hueffer; in protest at German behaviour in World War One he changed his name to Ford Madox Ford.
See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Madox_Ford


Foreman, L(eonard) L(ondon) (1901-1969) (stories)
Prolific author of westerns. Born in London, England; lived in California.


Forester, C. S.; pseudonym of Cecil Lewis Troughton Smith (1899-1966) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.S._Forester


Forrester, Izola L. [i.e., Izola Louise Forrester Page] (1878-1944) (stories)
Novelist, poet, actress. Born in Pascoag, Rhode Island.


Forster, E(dward) M(organ) (1879-1970) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.M._Forster


Forsyth, Frederick (1938- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Forsyth


Foster, Bennett (1897-1969) (stories)
Author of westerns; perhaps a pseudonym.


Foster, Michael (1904-1956) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Foster_(writer)


Foucar, E(mile) C(harles) V(ictor) (1894-1963) (stories)
Born in Burma, grew up and educated in England from 1903; returned to Burma as a barrister in 1922 to practice there, staying until 1951; died in Honiton, Dorset, England.


Fowler, Frank G(illman) (1900-1971) (stories)
Novelist and screenwriter. Born in Brooklyn, New York.


Fox, Gardner F(rancis) (1911-1986) (stories)
Writer of action-oriented stories. Born in Brooklyn, New York; died in Princeton, New Jersey.
See also www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/fox_gardner_f


Fox, Janet (Kaye) (1940-2009) (books)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/fox_janet


Fox, Norman A(rnold) (1911-1960) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_A._Fox


Frame, Janet [i.e., Janet Paterson Frame Clutha] (1924-2004) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/frame_janet


France, Anatole; pseudonym of Anatole-François Thibault (1844-1924) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatole_France


Francis, Matthew (Charles) (1956- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/francis_matthew


Frank, Harriet, Jr. (1917- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Frank,_Jr.


Frank, Pat (Harry Hart) (1907-1964) (stories)
Writer, reporter and foreign correspondent; government official during World War II; his most famous work is the science fiction novel Alas, Babylon (1959). Born in Chicago, Illinois; died in Jacksonville, Florida.
See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Frank


Frank, Waldo (David) (1889-1967) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/frank_waldo


Frankau, (Sydney) Pamela (1908-1967) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/frankau_pamela


Franklin, H(oward) Bruce (1934- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/franklin_h_bruce


Franzen, Jonathan (1959- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/franzen_jonathan


Frayn, Michael (1933- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Frayn


Frazee, Steve [i.e., Charles Stephen Frazee] (1909-1992) (stories)
Novelist. Born in Salida, Colorado.
See also www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/frazee_steve


Frazer, Shamus; pseudonym of James Ian Arbuthnot Frazer (1912- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/frazer_shamus


Frederic, Harold (1856-1898) (stories)
Born near Utica, New York; lived for years in London as correspondent to the New York Times; wrote numerous articles on Ireland.


Freedgood, Morton (1912-2006) (stories)
Mystery and thriller writer. Born in Brooklyn, New York.


Friend, Oscar J(erome) (1897-1963) (stories)
Born in St. Louis, Missouri; author, literary agent and pharmacist; contributed fiction to pulp magazines.
See also www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/friend_oscar_j


Frost, May Eliza (1890-1984) (stories)
Married to John Irving Hawkins (1891-1981), then Glenn FaGalde (1901-1957). In California Death Index as May Eliza Harvey.


Fuentes, Carlos [i.e., Carlos Manuel Fuentes Macías] (1928-2012) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Fuentes


Fuller, John (Leopold) (1937- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fuller_(poet)


Fuller, Robert G. (1921- ) (stories)
Journalist; also did a book on the United States Marine Corps. Spent at least part of his life in Sherman Oaks, California.


Furman, A(braham) L(oew) (1902-1972) (books)
Manager of a publishing firm (Amour Press); lawyer; editor of juvenile books and anthologies.


Furniss, Ruth Pine (1893-1957) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Pine_Furniss


GAK (fl. 1996-2014) (books)
See www.gakart.com


Gale, Zona (1874-1938) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gale_zona


Gallagher, Stephen (1954- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gallagher_stephen


Gallico, Paul (William) (1897-1976) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gallico


Galvin, James (1951- ) (stories)
Has ranch in Wyoming; teaches at U. of Iowa.


Gannett, Lewis (1891-1966) (stories)
See oasis.lib.harvard.edu/oasis/deliver/˜hou00389


García Márquez, Gabriel (José de la Concordia) (1927-2014) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Garc%C3%ADa_M%C3%A1rquez


Gardner, Erle Stanley (1889-1970) (stories)
Noted mystery writer, creator of character “Perry Mason.” Born in Malden, Massachusetts; died in Temecula, California.
See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erle_Stanley_Gardner


Gardner, John (Edmund) (1926-2007) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gardner_(British_writer)


Gardner, John (Champlin, Jr.) (1933-1982) (books) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Gardner_(American_writer)


Gardner, Martin (1914-2010) (stories)
Mathematician, magician, popularizer of science, debunker of paranormal occurrences; expert on Lewis Carroll. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma; lived in North Carolina.
See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Gardner


Garland, Hamlin (1860-1940) (stories)
See tellersofweirdtales.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/they-should-have-been-in-weird-tales_7.html


Garner, Alan (1934- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Garner


Garnett, David (1892-1981) (stories)
Born in Brighton; educated at Royal College of Science.
See also www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/garnett_david


Garstin, Crosbie (1887-1930) (stories)
Poet, artist, sportsman, traveller. Born in Cheltenham, England (?); died by drowning in Salcombe Harbour, Devon, England.


Garvin, Viola Gerard (1898-1969) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viola_Garvin


Gary, Romain; pseudonym of Romain Katsev (1914-1980) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gary_romain


Gaskell, Mrs. E(lizabeth) C(leghorn Stevenson) (1810-1865) (stories)
Born in Chelea, London; lived in Manchester after marriage.


Gates, Eleanor (1875-1951) (stories)
Novelist and playwright; author of the play The Poor Little Rich Girl (1913), which coined the popular phrase. Briefly married to Frederick Ferdinand Moore. Born in Shakopee, Minnesota; died in Los Angeles, California.


Gault, William Campbell (1910-1995) (stories)
Mystery writer, novelist. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; lived in California.


Gavin, Jamila (1941- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gavin_jamila


Gear, Kathleen (Marie) O’Neal (1954- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gear_kathleen_oneal


Gear, W(illiam) Michael (1955- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gear_w_michael


Gearhart, Sally Miller (1931- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gearhart_sally_miller


Gee, Maggie (Mary) (1948- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gee_maggie


Gee, Maurice (Gough) (1931- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gee_maurice


Geis, Richard E(rwin) (1927-2013) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/geis_richard_e


Gellis, Roberta (Leah, née Jacobs) (1927- ) (stories)
Has degrees in medieval literature and biochemistry; living on Long Island.


George, Mary (Forest) (1940-2010) (stories)
Born in Aberdeen, Scotland; primary school teacher there and in Canada, pastoral assistant at a Presbyterian church in Winnipeg; earned an Honors Classics degree in history at University of Winnipeg; died in Winnipeg.


George, W(alter) L(ionel) (1882-1926) (stories)
Born of British parentage in Paris and lived there until 1905, when he came to London; journalist and newspaper foreign correspondent.
See also www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/george_w_l


Gerber, Merrill Joan (1938- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrill_Joan_Gerber


Gerould, Gordon Hall (1877-1953) (stories)
Born in Goffstown, New Hampshire.


Gerrold, David; pseudonym of Jerrold David Friedman (1944- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gerrold_david


Gerstäcker, Friedrich [i.e., Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Gerstäeker] (1816-1872) (stories)
Note: First name sometimes given as Frederick Gerstäcker; born in Munich.


Gibbon, Charles (1843-1890) (stories)
Born in Isle of Man but moved to Glasgow at an early age, working first as an office clerk before becoming a journalist at age 17; moved to London and became known as a writer and clubman; died in Great Yarmouth.


Gibbs, Angelica [i.e., Angelica Gibbs Canfield] (1908-1955) (stories)
Born in Baltimore; graduate of Vassar College in 1930; associate editor of McCall’s magazine; died in New York City.


Gibson, William (Ford) (1948- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gibson_william


Giddy, Eric Cawood Gwyddyn (1895-1957) (stories)
Born in South Africa; educated in Cape Town. Magistrate and civil commissioner; died in Cape Town, South Africa.


Giglio, Cecil Frederick [i.e., John Cecil Frederick Goffredo Bentley] (1908-1998) (stories)
Born in Alexandria, Egypt; died in McLean, Virginia; name legally changed to John Cecil Frederick Goffredo Bentley by 1945.


Gilbert, Bernard (Samuel) (1882-1927) (stories)
Father of Michael (Francis) Gilbert.


Gilbert, George (1874-1943) (stories)
Journalist and novelist. Born and died in Binghampton, New York.


Gilbert, Kenneth (1889-1969?) (stories)
Novelist. Born in Chetek, Wisconsin.


Gilbert, Michael (Francis) (1912-2006) (stories)
Lawyer, playwright, novelist. Born Billinghay, Lincolnshire, England. Son of Bernard Gilbert.


Gilbert, Sky [i.e., Schuyler Lee Gilbert] (1952- ) (stories)
Canadian playwright.


Gilbert, [Sir] W(illiam) S(chwenck) (1836-1911) (stories)
Son of William Gilbert.


Gilbert, William (1804-1890) (stories)
Born in Bishopstroke, son of a colonial broker and merchant; for a short time a midshipman in the East India Company; studied medicine and returned to sea for a time as a surgeon; then became a journalist; died in Salisbury; father of W(illiam) S(chwenk) Gilbert.


Gilchrist, Thomas (fl. 1934-1954) (stories)
Sailor, writer. Born in Scotland. Not to be confused with lawyer Thomas Byron Gilchrist (1885-1962).


Gill, Tom [i.e., Thomas Harvey Gill] (1891-1972) (stories)
Born in Philadelphia, PA; lived in Washington, D.C.; forester, aviator, explorer; contributed articles and stories to magazines.


Gilliatt, Penelope (Ann Douglas) (1932-1993) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/gilliatt_penelope



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