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Milton Lesser

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aka Adam Chase, Stephen Marlowe

Milton Lesser was an American author of science fiction, mystery novels, and fictional autobiographies of Christopher Columbus, Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes, and Edgar Allan Poe. He is best known for his detective character Chester Drum, whom he created in the 1955 novel The Second Longest Night.

He was awarded the French Prix Gutenberg du Livre in 1988, and in 1997 he was awarded the "Life Achievement Award" by the Private Eye Writers of America. He lived with his wife Ann in Williamsburg, Virginia.

His pseudonyms include Adam Chase, Stephen Marlowe, Andrew Frazer, C.H. Thames, Jason Ridgway and Ellery Queen.

Genres: Science Fiction
   Earthbound (1952)
   The Star Seekers (1953)
   The Lighthouse At the End of the World (1955) (as by Stephen Marlowe)
   Recruit for Andromeda (1959)
   Stadium Beyond the Stars (1960)
   Spacemen Go Home (1961)
   Secret of the Black Planet (1965)
   Catch the Brass Ring (2004) (as by Stephen Marlowe)
   Voyage to Eternity (2010)
   Earthsmith (2011)
   Drum Beat (1965) (as by Stephen Marlowe)
   Somewhere I'll Find You / Time Armada (2011) (with Fox B Holden)
   Science Fiction Gems, Vol. Three (2012) (with others)
   Johnny Mayhem (2014)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Black Eyes and the Daily Grind (1952)
   Slaves to the Metal Horde (1954) (as by Stephen Marlowe)
   'A' as in Android (2009)
   Eyes and the Daily Grind (2009)
   The Graveyard of Space (2011)
Anthologies edited
   Looking Forward (1953)
Books containing stories by Milton Lesser
Black Cat Weekly #132 (2024)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 132)
Black Cat Weekly #101 (2023)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 101)
Black Cat Weekly #94 (2023)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 94)

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