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Edmund Cooper

Edmund Cooper (1926-1982) was a UK writer who served in the British Merchant Navy 1944-1945, and who edited Review Fifty (three issues, Winter 1950-Spring 1951), contributing some material to the journal; he began to publish stories of genre interest with "The Unicorn" for Everybody's in 1951, producing a considerable amount of short fiction in the 1950s, much of it assembled in Tomorrow's Gift (coll 1958), Voices in the Dark (coll 1960) and Tomorrow Came (coll 1963). His early pseudonyms included George Kinley, under which name he published his first SF novel, Ferry Rocket (1954), Martin Lester and Broderick Quain; for the later Expendables sf adventure series he used the name Richard Avery, the name of the protagonist of an earlier novel under his own name, Transit (1964). For many years (1967-1980) he was a influential reviewer of SF for The Sunday Times in London. His story "Invisible Boy" was the basis of the film The Invisible Boy (1957) . . .

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