(May 21, 1903 – April 5, 1986)
Manly Wade Wellman was a SF and fantasy writer, whose stories appeared in such pulps as Astounding Stories, Startling Stories, Unknown, and Strange Stories, but he is best remembered as one of the frequent contributors to Weird Tales.
He also wrote in a wide variety of other genres, including historical fiction, detective fiction, western fiction, juvenile fiction, and non-fiction. Karl Edward Wagner referred to him as "the dean of fantasy writers."
Wellman used many pseudonyms, including Gabriel Barclay, John Cotton, Levi Crow, M. W. Elm, Manuel Ferney, Gans T. Field, Will Garth, Juan Perez, Hampton Wells, Wade Wells, and T. K. Whitely.
GoHships, Awards and Honors:
- 1976 — Phoenix Award
- 1977 — GoH at Atention 77
- 1978 — GoH at SF-Comics Minicon
- 1980 — World Fantasy Award lifetime achievement
- 1983 — First Fandom Hall of Fame Award, GoH at World Fantasy Convention 1983
- British Fantasy Award
- Edgar Allan Poe Award.
For more on his career, see http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/wellman_manly_wade