Tofte, Arthur R

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(1902-1980) US author who enjoyed two widely separated careers as a published author, the first beginning with his first story, "The Meteor Monsters" for Amazing in August 1938, when as a member of the Milwaukee Fictioneers – which was focused on the memory and example of Stanley G Weinbaum – he was briefly interested in sf. Between 1938 and his retirement in 1969 he was a business executive. In the 1970s, encouraged by Roger Elwood, he began publishing stories again. Crash Landing on Iduna (1975) and Walls Within Walls (1975), a Post-Holocaust tale with Mutants in conflict, are unremarkable but mildly spirited. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1976) and Survival Planet (1977) are juveniles. The Ghost Hunters (dated 1978 but 1979) is an occult tale. [JC]

Arthur Reginald Tofte

born Cook County, Illinois: 8 June 1902

died Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 21 May 1980

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