Miriam Allen deFord

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(August 21, 1888 – February 22, 1975)

Miriam Allen deFord was an American writer best known for her mysteries, but she began to write science fiction for the prozines, especially F&SF, once Anthony Boucher became editor, and attended conventions.

During the 1920s, she wrote for a number of left-wing magazines including The Masses, The Liberator, and the Federated Press. Her short story "A Death in the Family" appeared on Night Gallery's second season appearing in Episode Two, segment One with Desi Arnez Jr.

She was also a Fortean, and once did research for him. She is mentioned in Charles Fort's book Lo!

She was married to science fact author and lecturer Maynard Shipley, and wrote a biography of him.

An article on her life and work by Jon D. Swartz appeared in the July, 2019, issue of the N3F's literary fanzine, Tightbeam.

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