William McGivern

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(December 6, 1918 – November 18, 1982)

William Peter McGivern was a prolific Chicago-based author of pulp fiction, including sf and crime stories, many under pseudonyms including the Ziff Davis house names P. F. Costello, Gerald Vance, and Clee Garson; he also wrote as by Bill Peters and collaborated with his good friend David Wright O'Brien, mostly as John York Cabot and Duncan Farnsworth.

O'Brien and McGivern shared a Chicago office. They attended the 1940 Worldcon, Chicon.

Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Person 19181982
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