The Enormous Room by H. L. Gold, Science Fiction, Fantasy

The Enormous Room by H. L. Gold, Science Fiction, Fantasy


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One big name per story is usually considered to be sufficient. So when two of them appear in one by-line, it can certainly be called a scoop; so that's what we'll call it. H. L. Gold and science-fiction go together like a blonde and a henna rinse. Robert Krepps is also big time. You may know him also under his other label -- Geoff St. Reynard, but a Krepps by any name can write as well.

H.L. Gold is mostly remembered nowadays as the editor who started Galaxy. But there's a weird perspective thing that happens in publishing, where folks mistake the editor for the work he acquires. Gold was a very very good acquiring editor -- but as a writer, well. His career didn't survive his leaving Galaxy. Krepps, though, had real talent; we've reissued two books he had serialized under the St. Reynard name. He should have had a heck of a career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781463800949
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date: 06/03/2011
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Horace Leonard "H. L." Gold (1914 - 1996) was an American science fiction writer and editor. Born in Canada, Gold moved to the United States at the age of two. He was most noted for bringing an innovative and fresh approach to science fiction while he was the editor of Galaxy Science Fiction and also wrote briefly for DC Comics. During the 1930s, Gold unsuccessfully wrote stories for pulp magazines. The day he was fired from his regular job because his boss believed that a writer should not work as a busboy, Gold learned that he had made his first sale. Beginning with "Inflexure" (as Clyde Crane Campbell) in Astounding Science Fiction (October 1934), Gold later worked for Standard Magazines, Fawcett Comics and Timely Comics. He used the Campbell pen-name for his first half-dozen or so stories in 1934/35. When he resumed his writing career in 1938 he took the billing Horace L. Gold, but soon shortened it to the now more familiar H. L. Gold.

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