H. L. Gold

H. L. Gold
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BornHorace Leonard Gold
(1914-04-26)April 26, 1914
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
DiedFebruary 21, 1996(1996-02-21) (aged 81)
Laguna Hills, California
Pen nameClyde Crane Campbell, Dudley Dell, Leigh Keith, Richard Storey
OccupationEditor, novelist, short story author
GenreScience fiction, Fantasy
Notable works"Trouble with Water", "The Old Die Rich"
SpouseEvelyn Stein (1939-1957; divorced)
Muriel "Nicky" (Nicholson) Conley (1965-his death)
Gold's novella "The Old Die Rich" was the cover story for the March 1953 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction.
Gold and his brother Floyd, writing as "Christopher Grimm", took the cover of the October 1959 issue of Galaxy with their novella "Someone To Watch Over Me"

Horace Leonard "H. L." Gold (April 26, 1914 – February 21, 1996) was an American science fiction writer and editor. Born in Canada, Gold moved to the United States at the age of two. He was most noted for bringing an innovative and fresh approach to science fiction while he was the editor of Galaxy Science Fiction, and also wrote briefly for DC Comics.

Life and family

H. L. Gold was Jewish, and there are claims that he at first had to write under pseudonyms because publishers feared the readers' potential antisemitism. He was drafted in to the US Army during the Second World War, serving in the Pacific theater of Operations. His marriage to Evelyn Stein ended in divorce in 1957, and his second marriage was to Muriel "Nicky" (Nicholson) Conley. He died in 1996.

His brother Floyd C. Gold, writing under the pen name Floyd C. Gale, was the primary book reviewer for Galaxy from 1955-1963. His son E. J. Gold is an artist, writer, musician and one of the oldest online gamers.

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العربية: هوراس جولد
Deutsch: H. L. Gold
español: Horace L. Gold
Bahasa Indonesia: H. L. Gold
română: H. L. Gold