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Occupation  Writer
Role  Fiction writer
Name  Edna Hull
Genre  Science fiction
Nationality  Canadian

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Born  Edna Mayne Hull May 1, 1905 Brandon, Manitoba, Canada (1905-05-01)
Period  1939–1969 (science fiction)
Literary movement  Golden Age of Science Fiction
Died  January 20, 1975, Hollywood, California, United States
Spouse  A. E. van Vogt (m. 1939–1975)
Books  The Winged Man, Planets for Sale, Out of the Unknown, The Sea Thing, and Other Stories: Science Fiction

Edna Mayne Hull (May 1, 1905, – January 20, 1975) was a science fiction writer who published under the name E. Mayne Hull. She was the first wife of A. E. van Vogt, also a science fiction writer.

She was born in Brandon, Manitoba. After working as a private secretary in Alberta, she moved back to Winnipeg, where she met her future husband. Hull and van Vogt got married on May 9, 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 1940s, 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; as well as several acknowledged collaborations with her husband. When the 'Artur Blord' stories, and The Winged Man serial, were novelised, it was done with the input of van Vogt himself who was then content [as he explains in his book Reflections of A. E. Van Vogt] to add his own name as co-author. It has been claimed, however, that all of her fiction was actually penned by her husband.

Hull died of cancer on January 20, 1975.

References

Edna Mayne Hull Wikipedia


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