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Paul W Fairman

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aka Ivar Jorgensen, F W Paul external link

Paul W. Fairman was an editor and writer in a variety of genres under his own name and pseudonyms. He published his first story in 1950 in Amazing Stories. Two years later, he was the founding editor of If, but only edited four issues. In 1955, he became the editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic. He held that dual position until 1958.

After leaving Ziff-Davis, the magazines' publisher, he focused on writing his own work, often under different names. He ghost-wrote several juveniles, such as The Runaway Robot (1965), based on outlines by Lester del Rey, whose name appeared on the books. He also wrote the Sherlock Holmes part of Ellery Queen's A Study In Terror (1966), in which Ellery finds a previously unknown Sherlock Holmes manuscript.

Genres: Mystery, Young Adult Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror
   The Glass Ladder (1951)
   Invasion From the Deep (1951)
   The Man Who Stopped at Nothing (1951)
   Copper Town (1952)
   The Montana Vixen (1952)
     aka The Heiress of Copper Butte
   The Joy Wheel (1954)
   Rest in Agony (1963) (as by Ivar Jorgensen)
   Ten from Infinity (1963) (as by Ivar Jorgensen)
   The World Grabbers (1964)
   Search for a Dead Nympho (1967)
   I, the Machine (1968)
   Lancer (1968)
   Whom the Gods Would Slay (1968) (as by Ivar Jorgensen)
   The Cover Girls (1969)
   Playboy (1970)
   The Deadly Sky (1971) (as by Ivar Jorgensen)
   Love: American Style (1971)
   To Catch a Crooked Girl (1971)
   The Doomsday Exhibit (1971)
   Smile When You Say That (1971)
   That Girl (1971)
   Junior Bonner (1972)
   Bridget Loves Bernie (1972)
   The Diabolist (1972)
   Five Knucklebones (1972)
   Coffy (1973)
   The Girl with Something Extra (1973)
   Ten Deadly Men (1976) (as by Ivar Jorgensen)
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   The Forgetful Robot (1968)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Hallowed Be Thy Name (1947)
   Deadly City (1953)
   The Penal Cluster (1957) (with Randall Garrett (as by Ivar Jorgensen) )
Omnibus editions
Series contributed to
Black Cat Weekly
   17. Black Cat Weekly #17 (2021) (with others)
   19. Black Cat Weekly #19 (2022) (with others)
Anthologies containing stories by Paul W Fairman
Short stories
The Cosmic Frame (1955)
The Body Hunters (1959)

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