Anthony Boucher

Anthony Boucher

Anthony Boucher (1911 – 1968) was an American author, critic, and editor who wrote several classic mystery novels, short stories, science fiction, and radio dramas. Between 1942 and 1947, he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle.and wrote mystery reviews for many years in The New York Times. He was also an editor, including science fiction anthologies, and wrote mystery reviews for many years in The New York Times. He was one of the first English translators of Jorge Luis Borges, translating “The Garden of Forking Paths” for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and he helped found the Mystery Writers of America in 1946. He was a founding editor (with J. Francis McComas) of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction from 1949 to 1958, and attempted to make literary quality an important aspect of science fiction. He won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Magazine in 1957 and 1958. Boucher also edited the long-running Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology series, from 1952 to 1959. Boucher wrote short stories for many pulp fiction magazines in America, including Adventure, Astounding, Black Mask, Ed McBain’s Mystery Book, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Galaxy Science Fiction, The Master Detective, Unknown Worlds and Weird Tales. We here at PSEUDOPOD will always love him most for “They Bite”.

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