Edward Carnell

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Edward Carnell (8 April 1912 – 23 March 1972) was a science fiction writer, journal editor and literary agent. He was crucial to the development of science fiction in Britain. Before the war he became treasurer of the Science Fiction Association and editor of the journal of the British Interplanetary Society. After it he published three magazines, New Worlds (1946-70), Science Fantasy (1950-66) and Science Fiction Adventures (1958-63) bringing writers such as J.G. Ballard and Brian Aldiss to a wider audience. He became an editor of anthologies, including No Place Like Earth (1952) and as his magazines and writers succeeded, he became a science fiction literary agent. Carnell was also joint founder of the International Fantasy Award in 1951.

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