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Garrett, Randall

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  • Fuller Name

    • Gordon Randall Phillip David
  • Variants

    • Garret, Randall
    • Garret, Gordon Randall Phillip David
    • Гаррет, Рэндал
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1927-12-16
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1987-12-31
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    • found: His Takeoff', 1980, c1979:t.p. (Randall Garret) on spine (Randall Garrett)
    • found: Garrett, R. Takeoff, too, c1986:CIP t.p. (Randall Garrett) data sheet (b. 1927)
    • found: Brain twister, c1962:t.p. (Mark Phillips) p. 2 (joint pseud. of Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer)
    • found: Wikipedia, July 20, 2016(Randall Garrett; Randall Garrett (December 16, 1927-December 31, 1987) was an American science fiction and fantasy author; he was a prolific contributor to Astounding and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s; Garrett is best known for the Lord Darcy books, the novel Too Many Magicians and two short story collections; Garrett wrote under a variety of pseudonyms including: David Gordon, John Gordon, Darrel T. Langart (an anagram of his name), Alexander Blade, Richard Greer, Ivar Jorgensen, Clyde Mitchell, Leonard G. Spencer, S. M. Tenneshaw, Gerald Vance; he was also a founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism; Garrett suffered an attack of encephalitis in the summer of 1979; he spent the last 8 years of his life in a coma)
    • found: iRoSF, via WWW, Ju;y 20, 2016(The Clown Prince of Science Fiction: Inside the Wild and Undisciplined Mind Of Randall Garrett; Randall's full name was Gordon Randall Phillip David Garrett: he put together many of his most common aliases from that mess of names, such as David Gordon, Ivar Jorgensen, Jonathan Blake MacKenzie, Leonard G. Spencer, Gordon Aghill, Richard Greer and Darrel T. Langart)
    • found: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, via WWW, July 20, 2016(Garrett, Randall (1927-1987); US writer; his first publication was a Probability Zero vignette for Astounding Science-Fiction in 1944, and he went on to become a prolific writer for that magazine in the 1950s and early 1960s; he was at one time part of the Ziff-Davis stable writing for Amazing Stories and Fantastic, when he and his sometime collaborator Robert Silverberg ran a "fiction factory" together; during this prolific period Garrett used the pseudonyms David Gordon, Darrel T. Langart, Jonathan Blake MacKenzie and Seaton McKettrig as well as numerous House Names such as Alexander Blade, Richard Greer, Ivar Jorgensen, Clyde Mitchell, Leonard G. Spencer, S. M. Tenneshaw and Gerald Vance; he has frequently been wrongly listed as having written the Analog stories signed Walter Bupp, although these are now known to have been by John Berryman (who is not John Berryman the poet); Garrett virtually dropped out of sf writing for a long period in the 1970s, and took Holy Orders for a while; he eventually abandoned the priesthood and married his third wife, Vicki Ann Heydron, with whom he plotted the Gandalara series of heroic fantasies; these appeared as collaborations, although in fact Heydron wrote them since Garret--in the wake of a serious attack of viral meningitis--gradually lost the ability to work after 1979, and was hospitalized from 1981 until his death)
  • LC Classification

    • PS3557.A7238
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Machine-derived non-Latin script reference project.]
    • [Non-Latin script reference not evaluated.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1979-07-30: new
    • 2016-07-22: revised
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