Mary Gnaedinger

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Mary Gnaedinger
BornSeptember 28, 1897
United States
DiedJuly 31, 1976(1976-07-31) (aged 78)
United States
OccupationMagazine editor, writer

Mary C. Gnaedinger (September 28, 1897 – July 31, 1976)[1][2] was an American editor of pulp magazines.

Born Mary Catherine Jacobson, she attended the Columbia University School of Journalism. After stints as a society reporter for the Brooklyn Eagle and work for E. P. Dutton, she became editor of the Frank Munsey Company's Famous Fantastic Mysteries in 1939, Fantastic Novels in 1940,[2] and possibly A. Merritt's Fantasy Magazine.[3]

Gnaedinger was known for ardently interacting with readers, basing the stories she printed in the magazine on their requests and commonly praising their knowledge of Science Fiction.[4]


  1. ^ "Authors : Gnaedinger, Mary : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Mary Gnaedinger, Editor Of Fantasy Magazines, 78". The New York Times. 1976-08-03. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-23.
  3. ^ "Mary Gnaedinger – Fancyclopedia 3". Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  4. ^ Yaszek, Lisa; Sharp, Patrick B. (2016-06-07). Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 9780819576255.

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