Arthur J. Burks

(1898 - 1974)

Arthur J. Burks was an author and colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

He began writing in 1920. After being stationed in the Caribbean and inspired by the native voodoo rituals, Burks began to write stories of the supernatural that he sold to Weird Tales. In 1928 he resigned from the Marine Corps and began writing full-time. He mainly wrote SF, fantasy, horror, detective, and aviation stories.

He wrote approximately 800 stories for the pulp magazines. He was a close friend of legendary pulp editor/publisher Leo Margulies.

Look Behind You (1954) collected some of Burks' genre stories.

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