This collection is comprised of manuscripts, correspondence, published stories, and artwork pertaining to Horace Gold, a prominent
science fiction writer and editor whose career spanned nearly fifty years and included work with
Galaxy Science Fiction and
DC Comics. Includes full and partial manuscripts of
None But Lucifer, published stories and manuscripts edited by Gold, and copies of stories printed in
Galaxy Science Fiction. This collection also contains Gold's correspondence with various publishers, editors, and authors.
Horace Gold was born April 14, 1914 and died February 21st, 1996. Gold started his career as a writer for pulp fiction magazines
in the mid-1930's under the pen name Clyde Crane Campbell. In 1938, he began to use his abbreviated name H.L. Gold. Gold then
became an editor a year later for three magazines and collaborated with L. Sprague de Camp on None but Lucifer. Gold wrote for DC Comics in the early 1940's until he was drafted for World War II in 1944. After returning from the war,
he started the monthly magazine Galaxy Science Fiction, which went on to feature many prominent science fiction writers such as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. Gold shared the first
Hugo Award for best professional magazine with John W. Campbell, Jr. in 1959. Other notable works of Gold's include The Enormous Room and Perfect Murders.
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