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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

From an obituary of Nov 1968

Frank Owen

Frank Owen, 79, died at his home in Brooklyn on October 13 after a long illness. He was an author who also wrote under the pen name of Roosevelt Williams and Richard Kent. He was mainly known for his Chinese fantasy stories and many of his works were published in Weird Tales from October 1923 through the 1930's and early 1940's. Several of his stories were also published in Oriental Stories, Best known to fantasy fans was his collection The Porcelain Magician published by Gnome Press in 1945. His other fantasy collections were published during his most active fantasy period from 1929 to 1938. The first issue of Avon Science Fiction & Fantasy Reader (Jan 1953) saw Owen's first appearance in the sf & fantasy field with the publication of his short story "One-Man God."

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