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On This Day: John Glasby Died

John Stephen Glasby died on this day in 2011.

Born in 1928, and a gradu­ate from Nottingham University with an honours degree in Chemistry, he started his career as a research chemist for I.C.I. in 1952, and worked for them until his retirement. Over the next two decades, he began a parallel career as an extraordinarily prolific writer of science fiction novels and short stories, his first novels appearing in the summer of 1952 from Curtis Warren Ltd. under various house pseudonyms such as ‘Rand Le Page’ and ‘Berl Cameron’, as was the fashion of the day. Late in 1952, he began an astonishing asso­ciation with the London publisher, John Spencer Ltd., which was to last more than twenty years.

You can find his work via his Author page on the Gateway website, and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.