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Author Biography

Reading Outside of the Lines

Francis Stevens

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Francis Stevens was a pseudonym of Gertrude Barrows Bennett (1883–1948), the first woman to be a major contributor of fantastic fiction to the pulp magazines. She wrote primarily for The Argosy and All-Story, but also appeared in Weird Tales and elsewhere. Her other novels include The Citadel of Fear and Claimed. Her shorter works have been collected as The Nightmare and Other Tales of Dark Fantasy.


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The Heads of Cerberus

Classic Science Fiction Novel


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