Sissons, Michael

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(1934-2018) UK literary agent from 1959 until his death, initially at the A D Peters agency which after a 1988 merger became Peters, Fraser and Dunlop (PFD). In the early 1960s he edited three reprint Anthologies, that of greatest sf interest being Asleep in Armageddon: An Anthology of Science Fiction Stories (anth 1962), with tales by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Fredric Brown and further popular sf authors; it also reprints Jack London's The Scarlet Plague (1912 The London Magazine; 1915). The remaining titles, In the Dead of Night (anth 1961) and The Masque of the Red Death (anth 1964), comprise mainly suspense and horror (occasionally supernatural) with a sprinkling of non-genre work; the latter book of course includes the celebrated title story by Edgar Allan Poe. [DRL]

Thomas Michael Beswick Sissons

born Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire: 13 October 1934

died Wantage, Oxfordshire: 24 August 2018

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