J. Francis Mccomas

(1911 – 1978)

Jesse Francis McComas was an American SF author and editor. He wrote several stories on his own in the 1950s, using both his own name and the pseudonym Webb Marlowe.

He was the co-editor, with Raymond J. Healy, of one of the early SF anthologies, Adventures in Time and Space (1946).

Within a few years, he was the co-founding editor, with Anthony Boucher, of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (originally The Magazine of Fantasy) in 1949. In the fall of 1954 he left the magazine as an active editor but continued in the role of advisory editor until 1962.

He received the Invisible Little Man Award at Baycon in 1968.

During the 1950s, McComas reviewed SF for the New York Times.

See also http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/mccomas_j_francis

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