Healy, Raymond J

Tagged: Editor

(1907-1997) US editor who, in collaboration with J Francis McComas, compiled the 35-story, thousand-page Adventures in Time and Space: An Anthology of Modern Science-Fiction Stories (anth 1946; cut 1952; differently cut 1953; cut vt Selections from Adventures in Time and Space 1954; recut vt More Adventures in Time and Space: Selections from Adventures in Time and Space 1955; text restored, vt Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space 1957), which remains a definitive anthology of magazine sf up to 1945 and is credited with considerable influence in helping to give Genre SF literary respectability, as well as making widely available tales that had only appeared in magazines. Healy later pioneered sf Original Anthologies with New Tales of Space and Time (anth 1951) and 9 Tales of Space and Time (anth 1954), which included notable stories by such writers as Isaac Asimov, Anthony Boucher and Ray Bradbury. [MJE/JC]

see also: Astounding Science-Fiction; Golden Age of SF.

Raymond John Healy

born New York: 21 September 1907

died North Sandwich, New Hampshire: 17 July 1997

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