Manly Wade Wellman
(May 21, 1903 – April 5, 1986)
Manly Wade Wellman was an SF and fantasy writer. Karl Edward Wagner referred to him as "the dean of fantasy writers."
Wellman’s stories appeared in such pulps as Astounding Stories, Startling Stories, Unknown, and Strange Stories, but he is best remembered as one of the frequent contributors to Weird Tales. He used many pseudonyms, including Gabriel Barclay, John Cotton, Levi Crow, M. W. Elm, Manuel Ferney, Gans T. Field, Will Garth, Juan Perez, Hampton Wells, Wade Wells, and T. K. Whitely.
He wrote in a wide variety of genres, including historical fiction, detective fiction, western fiction, juvenile fiction, and non-fiction.
He was a member of the Solaroid Club.
Wellman was born in West Africa, the son of a doctor, tropical medicine specialist and author Frederick Creighton Wellman. He was married to Weird Tales author Frances Garfield. For most of his life, he lived in North Carolina.
- Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.
- Website (archived).
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1959 -- 1959 Best Short Story Hugo nominee
- 1976 -- Phoenix Award
- 1977 -- Atention 77
- 1978 -- Rovacon III, SF-Comics Minicon
- 1980 -- Sci-Con 2, World Fantasy Award lifetime achievement
- 1983 -- First Fandom Hall of Fame Award, World Fantasy Convention 1983
- 1985 -- British Fantasy Awards Special Award
- Edgar Allan Poe Award
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