(September 10, 1911 – January 25, 1984)
About 1933, he launched two weird fiction magazines, Unusual Stories and Marvel Tales. In 1935, Crawford published the collection Mars Mountain by Eugene George Key. It is considered to be the first full-size book issued by a publisher that specialized in science fiction.
He also edited several anthologies that he also published.
Crawford co-wrote the 1936 novel Behind the Evidence with Amelia Reynolds Long under the combined pseudonym of “Peter Reynolds.”
During his lifetime he received several genre awards, including the Count Dracula Society's Montague Summers Award (1972) and the Big Heart Award (1985). He was inducted into First Fandom's Hall of Fame in 1982.
Also involved: - Marvel Science Stories - The Science Fiction Syndicate
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