The Man from Mars by Fred Nadis
Ray Palmer's Amazing Pulp Journey

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Man from Mars provides a fascinating glimpse into a little known regional writer from Wisconsin and his many influences.
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Now in paperback, the rollicking, critically acclaimed true story of the legendary writer and editor who ruled over America's sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural pulp journals in the mid-twentieth century: Ray Palmer.

“Palmer could not have asked for a more sympathetic chronicler, or a better one, than Fred Nadis. His prose and his pronouncements are everything Palmer’s practically never were: restrained, nuanced, intelligently considered. Nadis has a great story, and he relates it exquisitely.” —Jerome Clark, Fortean Times 
 
“Fred Nadis’s insightful biography demonstrates that Palmer is significant as well as intriguing.” —The Washington Post
 
“One of science fiction’s greatest gadflies gets his due in this lively and entertaining biography.” —Publishers Weekly


“Lucidly written and unfailingly lively, The Man from Mars is a biography worthy of its subject.” —Fate magazine
 

About Fred Nadis

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Fred Nadis has been a visiting associate professor of American studies at Doshisha University in Japan, as well as a freelance journalist, publishing articles in the Atlantic Monthly and other magazines. He is the author of Wonder Shows: Performing Science, Magic, and Religion in America. Nadis has a Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in California.
 
Published June 13, 2013 by TarcherPerigee. 305 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

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on Apr 21 2013

Worthwhile reading for those interested in the origins of today's sci-fi fan culture and the still understudied subject of marginal literary publishing.

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NY Journal of Books

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Reviewed by Karl Wolff on Jun 10 2013

Man from Mars provides a fascinating glimpse into a little known regional writer from Wisconsin and his many influences.

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