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
. 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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