Daniel F. Galouye

(11 February 1920 – 7 September 1976)

Galouye was a New Orleans fan who became a successful SF writer. Starting with a story in Imagination in 1952 and continuing through the 60s, he contributed much short SF to the prozines as well as writing five novels.

He was a member of the New Orleans Science- Fantasy Society and the New Orleans Science Fiction Association.

He was born in New Orleans, worked as a newspaper reporter and later an editor on the New Orleans Item and New Orleans States-Item except while serving in the US Navy during World War II as an instructor and test pilot, receiving injuries that led to later health problems.

His first novel, Dark Universe (1961) was nominated for the 1962 Best Novel Hugo and in 2007 received the posthumous Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award.

Dan was the Guest of Honor at the 1961 New Orleans Consolacon and 1968 DeepSouthCon and was awarded the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award posthumously in 2007.

His 3rd novel "Simulacron 3" was adapted as the movies Welt am Draht (1973 west germany TV) and The Thirteenth Floor (1999).

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