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us: Wagner, Karl Edward

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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1945-12-04
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1994-10
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Knoxville (Tenn.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Chapel Hill (N.C.)
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Science fiction
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Authors
            (lcsh) Editors
              (lcsh) Poets
                (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
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              • found: Howard, R.E. Red nails, 1979, c1977 (a.e.) t.p. (Karl Edward Wagner)
              • found: Conan y el camino de los reyes, 1979: title page (by Karl Edward Wagner) title page verso (translation of Conan, the road of kings, translated by Joan Josep Mussarra)
              • found: Internet speculative fiction database, 28 September 2016 (Karl Edward Wagner, born Knoxville, Tennesssee 4 December 1945, died 13 October 1994; American specualitive fiction database)
              • found: Wikipedia, 28 September 2016 (Karl Edward Wagner; Karl Edward Wagner (12 December 1945-14 October 1994) was an American writer, poet, editor and publisher of horror, science fiction, and heroic fantasy, who was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and originally trained as a psychiatrist; he wrote numerous dark fantasy and horror stories; as an editor, he created a three-volume set of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian fiction restored to its original form as written, and edited the long-running and genre-defining Year's Best Horror and Fantasy series; his Carcosa publishing company issued four volumes of the best stories by some of the major authors of the so-called Golden Age pulp magazines; he is possibly best known for his creation of a series of stories featuring the character Kane, the Mystic Swordsman; Wagner earned a history degree from Kenyon College during 1967, and a psychiatry degree from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; he disliked the medical profession, which he abandoned upon establishing himself as a writer; he died in his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on October 14, 1994, essentially of the consequences of longterm alcoholism)
            • LC Classification

              • PS3573.A38638
            • Change Notes

              • 1978-12-04: new
              • 2016-09-30: revised
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