Berryman, John

Tagged: Author

(1916-1988) US writer and economist who was chief executive officer of a hardware wholesale company; author of some two dozen stories, beginning with "Special Flight" for Astounding in May 1939 and ending with "The Big Dish" (November 1986 Analog). His most anthologized story is "BEROM" (January 1951 Astounding), in which initially incomprehensible visiting Aliens prove to be speaking in a UK commercial telegraph code of the 1920s that they picked up via radio (> Linguistics). "The Trouble with Telstar" (June 1963 Analog) centres on an engineer who travels into space to repair an elusive fault in the indicated Communications satellite (the first experimental AT&T Telstar satellite had been launched into orbit by NASA in July 1962). As Walter Bupp, Berryman also wrote a series of linked Telekinesis tales for Analog in the early 1960s, beginning with "Vigorish" (June 1960 Astounding/Analog). Other short-story pseudonyms under which he appeared were William C Bailey, used 1951-1953, and Joseph Tinker, used for a single story: "Tinker's Dam" (July 1961 Analog). Berryman is not the poet John Berryman (1914-1972), and Walter Bupp is not a pseudonym for Randall Garrett, as has often been stated in the past. [JC/DRL]

John Berryman

born New Jersey: 7 August 1916

died Butler, Pennsylvania: 23 December 1988

works

  • Card Trick (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2008) [story: ebook: first appeared January 1961 Analog as by Walter Bupp: na/]
  • Tinker's Dam (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2008) [story: ebook: first appeared July 1961 Analog as by Joseph Tinker: na/]
  • Vigorish (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2008) [story: ebook: first appeared June 1960 Astounding/Analog as by Walter Bupp: na/]
  • Modus Vivendi (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2009) [story: ebook: first appeared September 1961 Analog as by Walter Bupp: na/]
  • The Right Time (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2009) [story: ebook: first appeared December 1963 Analog as by Walter Bupp: na/]
  • The Trouble with Telstar (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2009) [story: ebook: first appeared June 1963 Analog: na/]

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