Elam, Richard M, Jr

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(1920-2013) US author whose early work was chiefly written for young readers, often aimed at teenage boys; after about 1965 he pursued other interests. Much of his output was sf, including a number of short works which appeared in such non-sf publications as Boys' Life. His first sf book was Teen-age Science Fiction Stories (coll 1952; vt Young Reader's Science Fiction Stories 1957; vt Science Fiction Stories 1964); several of the tales assembled involve Space Flight. Teen-Age Super Science Stories (coll 1957; vt Super Science Stories 1967) mines much the same vein. In his novel Young Visitor to Mars (1953), teenage heroes help to discover the reason for the extinction of the Martian race (see Mars). [GFi]

Richard Mace Elam Jr

born Richmond, Virginia: 16 July 1920

died Dallas, Texas: 15 March 2013

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