Theodore R. Cogswell

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(1918 – 1987)

Theodore Rose "Ted" Cogswell was an author, poet, and university professor.

His first published story, "The 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 brilliant and long-running "fanzine 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. He pubbed the fanzine Digit in the mid-1950s.

Cogswell was SFWA secretary during 1974–1975.

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