Frank Belknap Long

(1903 - 1994)

Frank Belknap Long, Jr. was an American writer of SF, fantasy, and horror fiction. He also wrote poetry, gothic romances, comic books, and non-fiction.

Though his writing career spanned seven decades, he is best known for his SF and horror short stories. He wrote for all the major gentre magazines, including Astounding, Unknown, and Weird Tales.

During the 1940s his series of stories, "John Carstairs, Botanical Detective," was very popular.

He occasionally wrote under the pseudonyms of Robert Hart Davis and Leslie Northern.

During his lifetime, Long received a 1977 World Fantasy Award (Lifetime Achievement), a 1987 Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a 1977 First Fandom Hall of Fame Award.

He was also GoH at the World Fantasy Convention in 1979.

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