Donald R. Bensen


Donald R. Bensen
Donald Roynald Bensen
Born October 3, 1927(1927-10-03)
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 19, 1997(1997-10-19) (aged 70)
Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Occupation Editor, author

Donald Roynald Bensen (October 3, 1927 – October 19, 1997), also known as Don Bensen and sometimes listed as D.R. Bensen, was an American editor and science fiction writer. Editorally he is best known for editing works of P. G. Wodehouse and his involvement in their re-issue in paperback in the United States. Authorially, he is best known for his 1978 alternative history novel, And Having Writ…, published first by Bobbs-Merrill.

Bensen's literary career began as a literary agent at Scott Meredith. He was appointed editor of Pyramid Publications in 1957, and was eventually, if not immediately, editor-in-chief there. Later he was a senior editor for Ballantine Books and afterwards the Berkely Publishing Corporation of New York. In 1983 he joined Keats Publishing, where he also became editor-in-chief.

As a writer, Bensen was the author of And Having Writ…, the "Tracker" western novels, and a number of other books. He was associated with the Mystery Writers of America and the Trap Door Spiders (on whose fictional equivalent, the Black Widowers, he published a poem of the same name in 1977).

He died at the age of 70 at his home in Croton-on-Hudson, New York in 1997.[1]

Contents

Bibliography

  • And Having Writ… (1978)
  • Mr Horn (1978)
  • Butch and Sundance : The Early Days (1979)
  • A Wodehouse Bestiary (with P.G. Wodehouse) (1985)
  • Biblical Limericks: Old Testament Stories Re-Versed (1986)
  • If I Were You (with P.G. Wodehouse) (1989)
  • Plum's Peaches: Women in Wodehouse (with P.G. Wodehouse) (1991)
  • Wodehouse on Crime: A Dozen Tales of Fiendish Cunning (with P.G. Wodehouse) (1991)
  • Fore!: The Best of Wodehouse on Golf (with P.G. Wodehouse) (1999)

Tracker series

  • Mask of the Tracker (1992)
  • The Renegade (1992)
  • Death in the Hills (1992)
  • Fool's Gold (1992)
  • Final Mask (1993)
  • Deathwind (1993)
  • Final Mask (1993)

Anthologies

  • The Unknown (1963)
  • The Unknown Five (1964)

References

  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 39. ISBN 0-911682-20-1. 

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