Theodore R. Cogswell

Theodore Rose Cogswell (1918 - 1987), was an author, poet, and university professor.

His first published story, β€œThe Spectre General,” was published in Astounding (June 1952). Cogswell wrote nearly 40 SF stories, most in a lighthearted vein.

He was also editor of the long-running β€œfanzine for pros,” Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies, a collection of which was published in 1993.

He was an ambulance driver in the Spanish Republican Army (1937-1939) and later served in the U. S. Army Air Force (1942-1946) in India, Burma, and China. He taught at several colleges and universities, including The University of Minnesota.

His books included two collections of his SF short stories: The Wall Around the World (1962) and The Third Eye (1968).

He co-authored a Star Trek novel (with Charles A. Spano, Jr.): Spock, Messiah! (1976).

He credited Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson with encouraging him to write. He was a member of the Minneapolis Fantasy Society.

Cogswell was SFWA secretary during 1974-1975. He was GoH at SECon I in 1955.

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