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Theodore R Cogswell

USA flag (1918 - 1987)

Theodore Rose Cogswell, (March 10, 1918 - February 3, 1987), was an American science fiction author.

During the Spanish Civil War, he served as an ambulance driver for the Republicans as part of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

His first published short story, "The Spectre General" in the magazine Astounding (June 1952), was a humorous tale in which a long-forgotten maintenance brigade of the Imperial Space Marines has the potential of reinvigorating a declining Galactic empire. Cogswell wrote almost 40 science fiction stories, most of them humorous, and was co-author of a novel of the Star Trek franchise.

Cogswell was also the editor of the long-running "fanzine for pros", Proceedings of the Institute for Twenty-First Century Studies, a collection of which was published during 1993. In this, writers and editors discussed their and each other's works.

Genres: Science Fiction
Series contributed to
Star Trek (with Charles A Spano)
   Spock Messiah (1976)
Non fiction
   PITFCS (1993)
Anthologies containing stories by Theodore R Cogswell
Short stories
The Specter General (1952)
The Wall Around the World [short story] (1953)
You Know Willie (1957)
Early Bird (1973) (with Theodore L Thomas)
Probability Zero! the Population Implosion (1973)
Deal with the D.E.V.I.L. (1981)