E Mayne Hull's picture

E Mayne Hull

(Edna Mayne Hull)
USA flag (1905 - 1975)
Wife of A E van Vogt

Edna Mayne Hull (May 1, 1905, Brandon, Manitoba - January 20, 1975) was a science fiction writer who published under the name E. Mayne Hull. She was also the first wife of A. E. van Vogt, also a science fiction writer. After working as a private secretary for an influential Texan living in Alberta, she moved back to Winnipeg, where she met her future husband, Van. They got married on May 9th, 1939, shortly before his first story "Black Destroyer" was published. For most of her husband's writing career, Hull was his typist. After typing out many of his stories in the early '40s, she began to get ideas for her own. Under her husband's guidance, she wrote several stories and one novel, all of which appeared in Astounding Science Fiction and Unknown Worlds.

Mayne died of cancer on January 20, 1975.

Genres: Science Fiction
Visitors to this page also looked at these authors