Groff Conklin

Groff Conklin

Edward Groff Conklin (September 6, 1904 - July 19, 1968) was a leading science fiction anthologist. He edited 40 anthologies of science fiction, one of mystery stories (co-edited with physician Noah Fabricant), wrote books on home improvement and was a freelance writer on scientific subjects as well as a published poet. From 1950 to 1955, he was the book critic for Galaxy Science Fiction.

Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Conklin was educated at Dartmouth College and Harvard University, and graduated from Columbia University in 1927. He drifted restlessly through a series of jobs in the 1930s and 1940s, working for several government agencies during WWII. He was a book editor for Robert M. McBride & Co. and did public relations work for the Federal Home Loan Bank, the Office of Strategic Services, the Department of Commerce, the National Cancer Institute and the American Diabetes Association. He was also a former scientific researcher for the N.W. Ayer & Son advertising agency.

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Viagens Interplanetarias - Reception
... but devotees of the series will welcome the collected volume." Groff Conklin assessed it as a "cream-puff-light book of space opera.. ... a pretty drab affair, without the wit and charm usually found in this author's work." Groff Conklin characterized it as "a cops-and-robbers adventure," rating it "fast-moving and moderately sophisticated ... Groff Conklin described the novel as "without doubt the best item de Camp has yet developed out of his concept of Viagens Interplanetarias", lauding "he meticulously scientific way in which de Camp develops details ...
Groff Conklin - Conklin Anthologies
... The Supernatural Reader (1953) with Lucy Conklin Science Fiction Thinking Machines (1954) Variant Title Selections from Science Fiction Thinking Machines (1955) Strange Adventures in Science ...