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Don Wilcox



Pen names: Miles Shelton
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"The Battle Of The Howling Hatchet"
© Amazing Stories, Apr 1952
--/ cool sf story
--/ rare find

"The Lost Race Comes Back"
© Amazing Stories, May 1941

"Mad Monsters Of Mogo" (nv)
(The Giants Of Mogo 2)
© Amazing Stories, Nov 1952

"The Man from the Future"
© Fantastic Adventures, Nov 1941

"Mars Invites You"
© Fantastic Adventures, Aug 1952

"Mr. Eee Conducts a Tour"
© Fantastic Adventures, Dec 1941

"Orphan of Space"
© Fantastic Story, Aut 1952

"Princess Of The Sea" (nv)
© Fantastic Adventures, 1947
--/ cool sf novel
--/ adventure award
--/ rare find


"Queen Of The Floating Island"
© Amazing Stories, Mar 1952
--/ cool space sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


"Queen Of The Living Puppets"
© Fantastic Adventures, Oct 1941

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"Rainbow of Death"
© Fantastic Adventures, Jan 1942
--/ cool f story
--/ rare find

Very strange one, perhaps the best of Don Wilcox: a sinister waterfall consumes whole shiploads of tourists, taking their souls and leaving a ghost ship behind. Really creepy, considering that rainbow supposed to be a cheerful sign, here it's an omen of possession.

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"Too Old To Die"
© Amazing Stories, Jul 1952

"When the Moon Died"
© 1939, Amazing Stories
--/ cool apocalyptic sf story
--/ wonder award
--/ rare find


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Blogger captaineight said...

The Best of Don Wilcox, Vol. I" has been published by Wildside Press. Born in Lucas, Kansas in 1905, Wilcox graduated from the University of Kansas and had a successful teaching career before turning to writing for the Ziff-Davis publication group of Chicago. From 1939 through 1952 Wilcox was among the most popular authors in “Amazing Stories”, “Fantastic Adventures”, and other Ziff-Davis science fiction/fantasy magazines of the day. Wilcox passed away in 2000 and lies buried in the Lucas Cemetery.

“Lucas author Von Rothenberger had been working on digitizing the complete works of Don Wilcox, a favorite and underappreciated Golden Age writer, and when he approached me with the project, it seemed a perfect fit for Wildside Press,” said publisher John Betancourt. “Both the editor’s introduction and the introduction by noted scholar Mike Ashley . . . go a long way toward giving Don Wilcox the due he so richly deserves!”

Volume 1 features six Don Wilcox stories, including one of his most famous, “The Whispering Gorilla” (1940), which almost became a feature film. Other works presented are the novel “The Hollow Planet” (1942) and the stories “The Dictator of Peace”(1939), “Whirlpool in Space” (1939), “Mademoiselle Butterfly” (1941) and “Secret of the Stone Doll” (1941). The volume marks the first compilation of any kind of Wilcox’s work since his first story, “The Pit of Death,” appeared in July 1939 — a span of 77 years.

A second volume, “The Best of Don Wilcox, Vol. 2” will be released soon. It features seven more stories, including his iconic “The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years” (1940) — the first generation ship story ever written — as well as “Blueflow” (1992), an Arthurian legend story published in England that Wilcox wrote when he was 87 years old.

The celebration of the legacy of Don Wilcox will continue over the next few months as Wildside Press will be reprinting all of Wilcox’s 97 published stories in seven volumes as part of their MEGAPACK! eBook series.

“The Best of Don Wilcox, Vol. I” is available in paperback and eBook forms at Wildside Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online outlets.

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