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Short, Marion ({c}1871-?) (stories)
Born in Illinois; death not traced.


Shortt, Charles Rushton (1904-1981) (stories)
Born and died in Tyne, Northumberland, England.


Shotwell, Ray P.; house pseudonym (fl. 1930s-1960s) (stories)
used by at least 15 different writers in as many different magazines.


Shrewsbury, Steven L. (fl. 1990s-2010s) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.sshrewsbury.wordpress.com


Shrott, Steve (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)
See steveshrottwriter.weebly.com


Shryer, William A. (1877-1918) (stories)
Writer, businessman, psychologist. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana; died in a car crash in Hawaii.


Shumate, Harold (Miller) (1893-1983) (stories)
Screenwriter.


Shuo, Wang (1958- ) (stories)
Living in Beijing, in a country in which all 20 of his novels are banned.


Shurtleff, Bertrand L(eslie) (1897-1967) (stories)
Author of animal stories. Born in Adamsville, Rhode Island.


Shvartsman, Alex (1975- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Shvartsman


Sibson, Francis H(enry) (1899-1972) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/sibson_francis_h


Siegel, Doris [born Doris Genevieve Taylor] (1906-1993) (stories)
Born in New York City; married William Ely Siegel in 1932; died in Santa Barbara, California.


Sieveking, Lance(lot de Giberne) (1896-1972) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/sieveking_lance


Silent, William T.; pseudonym of John William Jackson, Jr. (1945- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/silent_william_t


Silverberg, Robert (1935- ) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Silverberg


Silverman, G. G. (fl. 2010s) (stories)
See www.ggsilverman.com


Simmons, Shane (fl. 1990s-2010s) (stories)
See eyestrainproductions.com


Simon, Clea (fl. 2000s-2010s) (stories)
See www.cleasimon.com


Simpson, Helen (de Guerry) (1897-1940) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_de_Guerry_Simpson


Simpson, James Allen (1934- ) (stories)
Professor of Scandinavian Studies at University of Minnesota.


Simpson, Robert (1886-1934) (stories)
Novelist and short story writer, editor. Born in Strathy, Scotland; emigrated to U.S. in 1907; took up writing adventure stories; joined the Munsey company in 1916, becoming editor of Argosy; then freelance; lived in New York where he died.


Sims, Burt(on R.) (1919- ) (stories)
California writer.


Simson, Eric Andrew (1895-1956) (stories)
Born in Edinburgh; educated at Wellington College; lived in Kent.


Sinclair, Bertrand W(illiam) [born William Brown Sinclair] (1881-1972) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_William_Sinclair


Sinclair, Harold (Augustus) (1907-1966) (stories)
Novelist. Born in Chicago, Illinois; died in Bloomington, Indiana.


Sinclair, Robert B(ruce) (1905-1970) (stories)
Stage and film director.


Sindall, Alfred (1900-1973) (art)
See ukcomics.wikia.com/wiki/Alfred_Sindall_(1900-1973)


Singer, Kurt (Deutsch) (1911-2005) (stories)
Editor, anthologist, lecturer. Born in Vienna, Austria; came to United States in 1940; naturalized in 1951.


Singer, Malvin (1911-1974) (art)
See pulpartists.com/Singer.html


Sinisi, J. J. (fl. 2010s) (stories)
See www.thisdesperatecity.com


Siodmak, Curt (1902-2000) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/siodmak_curt


Siringo, Charles A(ngelo) (1855-1928) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Siringo


Sirois, Al L. (fl. 1970s-2010s) (stories)
See www.alsirois.com


Siverling, Michael (fl. 2000s) (stories)
See us.macmillan.com/author/michaelsiverling


Skidmore, Joseph William (1890-1938) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/skidmore_joseph_w


Skinner, Cortney (fl. 1980s-2000s) (art)
See www.cortneyskinner.com


Skye, Mav (fl. 2010s) (stories)
See www.mavskye.com


Sladek, John (Thomas) (1937-2000) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/sladek_john_t


Slattery, Bill (fl. 1970s-1990s) (stories)
Former reporter for the New York Post who died before 2003; Jesse was his grandfather’s first name.


Sleath, Frederick (James) (1889-1966) (stories)
Born in Bo’ness, West Lothian, Scotland; served as a sniper officer in the 51st Highland Division in France in WWI.


Slesar, Henry (1927-2002) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/slesar_henry


Small, Austin J(ames) (1894-1929) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/small_austin_j


Small, Joe Austell (1914-1994) (stories)
Writer, publisher, editor. Born in Burleson County, Texas.


Small, Sidney Herschel (1893-1958) (stories) (assoc.)
See pulpflakes.blogspot.co.uk/2015/03/sidney-herschel-small-author-traveller.html


Smith, Carol (1938- ) (stories)
Literary agent turned thriller writer.


Smith, (Alexander) Clark (1919-2007) (stories)
Born in Glasgow; chartered accountant, then director of electronics company; author of auditing textbook.


Smith, Clark Ashton (1893-1961) (stories) (assoc.)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_clark_ashton


Smith, Cordwainer; pseudonym of Paul M. A. Linebarger (1913-1966) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_cordwainer


Smith, D(enis) O. (1948- ) (stories)
Born in Yorkshire, living in Norfolk.


Smith, Dean Wesley (1950- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_dean_wesley


Smith, Evelyn E. (1927-2000) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_evelyn_e


Smith, Frederick E(screet) (1919-2012) (stories)
See bearalley.blogspot.co.uk/2011/06/frederick-e-smith-and-633-squadron.html


Smith, Garret (1876?-1954) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_garret


Smith, George Henry (1922-1996) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_george_h


Smith, George O(liver) (1911-1981) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_george_o


Smith, Guy N(ewman) (1939- ) (stories)
Born in Staffordshire; author of magazine articles and stories; second-hand bookseller; living in Shropshire.


Smith, H(arry) Allen (1907-1976) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/smith_h_allen


Smith, H(yrum) M(ack) (1941- ) (stories)
Retired TWA captain. Living in Naples, Florida.


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, Richard R(ein) (1930- ) (stories)
See www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/reinsmith_richard


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


Smith, Wallace (1888-1937) (stories)
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Smith_(illustrator)


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.



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