Norvell Page

(1904 - 1961)

Norvell Wordsworth Page was an American pulp fiction writer, journalist, and editor who later became a government intelligence worker.

He is best known as the author of the adventures of the pulp hero The Spider, which he and other writers wrote under the house name of Grant Stockbridge. He contributed to other pulp series, including The Shadow and The Phantom and supplied scripts for the radio programs based on the characters he wrote.

He also wrote straight SF and two early sword-and-sorcery novels under forms of his real name, Norvel Page and Norvell W. Page. He sometimes used the pen names of N. Wooten Poge and Randolph Craig.

His 1940 novel, But Without Horns, was published in Unknown and is an early treatment of the superman theme.

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

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