J. Francis McComas

From Fancyclopedia 3
Jump to navigation Jump to search

(June 9, 1911 – April 19, 1978)

Jesse Francis McComas was an American SF author and editor. He wrote several stories on his own in the 1950s, using both his own name and the pseudonym Webb Marlowe.

He was the co-editor, with Raymond J. Healy, of one of the early SF reprint anthologies, Adventures in Time and Space (1946).

Within a few years, he was the co-founding editor, with Anthony Boucher, of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (originally The Magazine of Fantasy) in 1949. In the fall of 1954 he left the magazine as an active editor but continued in the role of advisory editor until 1962.

During the 1950s, McComas reviewed SF for the New York Times.

Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Person 19111978
This is a biography page. Please extend it by adding more information about the person, such as fanzines and apazines published, awards, clubs, conventions worked on, GoHships, impact on fandom, external links, anecdotes, etc. See Standards for People and The Naming of Names.