(July 30, 1911 – July 22, 1992)
Under the pseudonym Grendel Briarton (an anagram of Reginald Bretnor), he published a series of over a hundred SF-themed shaggy-dog vignettes featuring the time-traveling hero Ferdinand Feghoot. They have been collected by Mirage Press.
His Papa Schimmelhorn story "The Gnurrs Come from the Voodvork Out" (F&SF, Winter-Spring 1950) was responsible for a minor fannish catchphrase. Bretnor’s collaboration with Kris Neville, “Gratitude Guaranteed” (F&SF, August 1953), inspired a 1950s fannish fad for pomes about Cuddlypets.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1984 -- OryCon '84
- 2001 -- 1951 Best Short Story Retro Hugo nominee
- 2004 -- 1954 Best Related Book Retro Hugo nominee
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