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Smith, James Robert (1957- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Robert_Smith_(author)


Smith, Laurence Dwight (1895-1952) (stories)
Born in New York City; graduated from Yale and went into the real estate business, then into writing novels and true crime books; died in the Veterans Hospital in Albany, New York.


Smith, Malcolm H. (1910-1966) (stories) (art)
See pulpartists.com/SmithM.html


Smith, Martin Cruz [born Martin William Smith] (1942- ) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_martin_cruz


Smith, Martin Ryerson (1907-2003) (stories)
Born in New York City; writer for numerous radio and TV network shows; pulp magazine writer.


Smith, Michael Marshall (1965- ) (stories) (assoc.)
Living in London.


Smith, Robert Charles (1938- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_robert_charles


Smith, Wallace (1888-1937) (stories)
Born in Chicago.


Smits, Ton [i.e., Gerardus Antonie Smits] (1921-1981) (stories) (assoc.)
See nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton_Smits


Sneddon, Robert W(illiam) (1880-1944) (stories) (assoc.)
Writer of mystery stories. Born in Beith, Scotland; educated at Glasgow University; contributed over 400 short stories to American and European magazines; author of several successful vaudeville sketches; died in New York City.


Snell, Edmund (1889-1972) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/snell_edmund


Snow, C(harles) P(ercy) [Baron Snow] (1905-1980) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.P._Snow


Snow, Charles H(orace) (1877-1967) (stories)
Born in Lower Lake, California; extremely prolific writer of westerns, with 465 novels to his credit, an even more impressive achievement when one learns that he was totally blind since 1914. Died in Napa, California.


Snow, Walter (1905-1973) (stories)
Born in Connecticut; New York City newspaperman, short story writer.


Snyder, George (1937- ) (stories)
Retired as Senior Editor, Technical Publications, Boeing Co.


Soare, William F(ulton) (1896-1940) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Soare.html


Soares, L. L. (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories) (assoc.)
See khpbooks.com/llsoares/about-me


Soave, Juliana (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.julisnowwhite.com


Sobieck, Benjamin (fl. 2010s) (stories)
See www.crimefictionbook.com


Sohl, Jerry [i.e., Gerald Allan Sohl, Sr.] (1913-2002) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/sohl_jerry


Sokoli, Joseph [i.e., Joseph Szokoli] (1913-1981) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Szokoli.html


Soldan, William R. (fl. 2010s) (stories)
See www.emptymirrorbooks.com/author/williamrsoldan


Solomons, Theodore Seixas (fl. 1910s-1930s) (stories)
Traveller and writer. Born in San Francisco, California.


Somerlott, Robert (1928-2001) (stories)
Born in U.S., has lived mostly abroad, more recently in Mexico; lecturer in anthropology turned writer of books, short stories and essays.


Somervell, Brehon B(urke) (1892-1955) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brehon_B._Somervell


Somerville, Charles (Cecil Lee D’Montral) (1876-1931) (stories)
Born in New Orleans of Creole descent; magazine writer, New York City reporter.


Sonderborg, Frank (fl. 2010s) (stories)
See franksonderborg.blogspot.co.uk


Sorrentino, Fernando (1942- ) (stories)
Born in Buenos Aires.


Soutar, (Edward) Andrew (1879-1941) (stories)
Born Edward Andrew Stagg in Wiltshire; married Elspeth Soutar Swinton as Stagg in 1911; but then adopted the last name Soutar; death in Cornwall registered as Edward Andrew Soutar.


South, Marshal (1889-1948) (stories)
Born Roy Bennett Richards in Gelenelg, near Adelaide, Australia; came to the U.S. in 1908 with his mother and brother, settling in Oceanside, California; began using Marshal South for his writings in 1912 and it apparently became his adopted/legal name, under which his marriages, census records and WWII draft registration are listed. (His second wife Tanya is listed in social security death records as Tanya South and his first son as Marshal L. South Jr.) Author of 8 novels (none published in the U.S.), over 50 poems, short stories and essays and many Desert Magazine articles; lived latterly in a self-constructed house on “Ghost Mountain” in the California desert.


Southerland, Katharine Virden (1892-1955) (stories)
Born in Bayonne, New Jersey; educated in Dover, Delaware; advertising copy writer for Crowell Publishing Company of New York until marriage in 1923; died in Wilmington, Delaware.


Southon, Arthur E(ustace) (1887-1964) (stories)
Born in London; educated at Methodist College, Surrey; Methodist Minister, living in Somerset in the 1930s.


Spalding, [Rev.] Samuel C(harles) (1878-1962) (stories)
Born in Leavenworth, Kansas; educated at Meadville Theological School in Pennsylvania; founder of Chicago publishing company in 1921.


Sparrow, Gerald (1903-?) (stories)
See paradise-mysteries.blogspot.co.uk/2010/10/forgotten-books-crime-for-connoiseur.html


Spears, Raymond S(miley) (1876-1950) (stories)
Award-winning author, expert woodsman, journalist; popular for his tales of the wilderness. Born in Bellevue, Ohio; died in Inglewood, California.


Spector, Joel (fl. 1990s-2010s) (stories) (art)
See www.joelspector.com


Speechly, Marc Geoffrey (1960- ) (stories)
Writer/performer for many years, appearing on TV and creating and performing his own BBC Radio 2 series “Whining for England.”


Speegle, Darren (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)
See www.goodreads.com/author/show/1126527.Darren_Speegle


Spence, (John) Hartzell (1908-2001) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartzell_Spence


Spence, (James) Lewis (Thomas Chalmers) (1874-1955) (stories)
Born in Broughton Ferry, England; educated at Edinburgh University; author and editor; lived in Edinburgh.


Spencer, Charles (1955- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Spencer_(journalist)


Speyer, Edward (1884-?) (stories)
Journalist. Not to be confused with the friend of Johannes Brahms and Richard Wagner (1841-1934).


Spicer, Betty Coe [born Betty Helena Coe] (1913-1994) (stories)
Daughter of Charles Francis Coe.


Spillane, Mickey [i.e., Frank Morrison Spillane] (1918-2006) (stories) (assoc.)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Spillane


Spindler, Erica (1957- ) (stories) (assoc.)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erica_Spindler


Spooner, Luke (A.) (fl. 2010s) (art)
See www.carrionhouse.com


Sprague, Ricky (fl. 2010s) (stories)
See rickysprague.com


Sprang, Richard W(illiam) (1915-2000) (stories) (art)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Sprang


Spring, Agnes Wright [born Agnes Rebecca Wright] (1894-1988) (stories)
See eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/doc-tdm.xsp?id=WH1163_d0e35&fmt=text&base=fa


Sproule, Dale L. (fl. 1980s-2000s) (stories)
See dlsproule.blogspot.co.uk


St. Denis, Madelon (1884-?) (stories)
Born in Massachusetts.


St. Vrain, Ray; pseudonym of John Louis Berry (fl. 1900s-1930s) (stories)
Dime novelist William Henry Manning (1852-1929) sometimes used the pseudonym E. L. St. Vrain, and it is dimly possible that this is one of Manning’s pseudonyms.


Stacey, (Harold Charles) Barnard (1889-1973) (stories)
Born in London; died in Newton Abbot, Devonshire.


Stack, Gilbert M. (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)
See gilbertstack.webs.com/aboutme.htm


Stackpool, Walter (1915-1988) (art)
See www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A51372


Stacpoole, H(enry) de Vere (1863-1951) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/stacpoole_h_de_vere


Stahr, Paul (Carl, Jr.) (1883-1953) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Stahr.html


Stajic, Marina (fl. 1970s-2010s) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.nyc.gov/html/ocme/downloads/pdf/Fbio/Marina%20Stajic.pdf


Stamaty, Stanley (1916-1979) (stories)
See www.nytimes.com/1979/09/15/archives/stanley-stamaty-an-illustrator-for-wellknown-publications-63.html?_r=0


Stanford, Don(ald Kent) (1918-1992) (stories)
Writer. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee; lived in Ontario, Canada.


Stanley, [Sir] Henry M(orton) [born John Rowlands] (1841-1904) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Morton_Stanley


Stanley, Kristina (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)
See kristinastanley.com


Stanley, Robert (Charles, Jr.) (1918-1996) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Stanley.html


Stanton, Paul; pseudonym of David Beaty (1919-1999) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/stanton_paul


Stanworth, Michelle (1951- ) (stories)
Born in Canada; professor in Cambridge Univ.


Stapleton, Douglas (1904-1974) (stories)
Born in Virginia; died in La Habra, California; same dates and identical social security number also given for Samuel Granville Staples!.


Starr, B. J. (fl. 1950s-1970s) (stories)
Photographer. Lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico and California.


Starzl, R(oman) F(rederick) (1899-1976) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/starzl_r_f


Stasio, Marilyn (fl. 1970s-2010s) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marilyn_Stasio


Stateham, B. R. (fl. 1980s-2010s) (stories)
See noirtaketurner-frank.blogspot.co.uk


Staub, Wendy Corsi (1964- ) (stories) (assoc.)
See wendycorsistaub.com/bio.html


Steadman, Broeck [i.e., Evan Ten broeck Steadman] (1951- ) (art)
See etsteadman.com


Stearns, Myron Morris (1884-1963) (stories)
Author and editor. Born in Hartford, Connecticut; lived in Greenwich, Connecticut.


Stebbings, Eugene (1875-?) (stories)
From Chicago, Illinois.


Steber, A. R.; house pseudonym (fl. 1940s) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/steber_a_r


Steele, Wilbur Daniel (1886-1970) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilbur_Daniel_Steele


Steemers, Nicolet (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)
See www.nicoletsteemers.nl


Stein, Harvé (1904-1996) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Stein,Harve.html


Stein, Modest [born Modest Aronstam] (1871-1958) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Stein.html


Steinberg, Hank (1969- ) (stories) (assoc.)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Steinberg


Steiskal, Erika (fl. 2010s) (art)
See www.erikasteiskal.com


Stephenson, Carl (1893-?) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Stephenson_(author)


Stern, G(ladys) B(ronwyn) [born Gladys Bertha Stern; Mrs. Geoffrey Lisle Holdsworth] (1890-1973) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Bronwyn_Stern


Stern, Richard Martin (1915-2001) (stories)
Author of mystery and suspense novels. Born in Fresno, California; lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Sterzinger, Ann (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)
See fineillstartagoddamnblog.blogspot.co.uk


Stevens, Chevy; pseudonym of Rene Unischewski (c1973- ) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.chevystevens.com


Stevens, Frances Moyer Ross (1895-1948) (stories)
Advertising copywriter in Cincinnati and Detroit.


Stevens, James (Floyd) (1892-1971) (stories)
Novelist, popularizer of tales of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Born near Albia, Iowa; died in Seattle, Washington. Not to be confused with educationist James Stacey Stevens (1864-1940).


Stevens, Peter (Sterne) (1920-2001) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Stevens,P.html


Stevens, Taylor (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.taylorstevensbooks.com


Stevenson, Louis Lacy (1879-1953) (stories) (assoc.)
Born in Ohio; journalist in Michigan and, for many years, on the Detroit News.



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