E. Mayne Hull

(May 1, 1905 — January 20, 1975)

Edna Mayne Hull van Vogt was a SF author who published (and was probably best known) under the name of E. Mayne Hull. She was the first wife of SF author A. E. van Vogt and was called "Mayne" for short.

She was born in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. After working as a private secretary in Alberta, she moved to Winnipeg, where she met her future husband. Hull and van Vogt were married on May 9, 1939, shortly before his first story, “Black Destroyer,” was published (July, 1939, Astounding).

For most of her husband's writing career, Hull was his editor/typist. After typing out many of his stories in the early 1940s, she got ideas for SF stories of her own. Under her husband's guidance, she wrote several stories and one novel, all of which appeared in Astounding and Unknown Worlds.

There were also several acknowledged collaborations with her husband. When the “Artur Blord” stories and The Winged Man serial were novelized, it was done with the input of van Vogt, who was then content to add his own name as co-author.

Hull was GoH at Pacificon I, the 1946 Worldcon, along with her husband.

She died of cancer.

See also http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/hull_e_mayne

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