Manly Banister

Manly Banister (1914-1986) was a US novelist, short-story writer and amateur publisher. He began publishing work of genre interest with “Satan’s Bondage” for Weird Tales in September 1942. At least one full-length tale, “Magnanthropus” (September-October 1961 Fantastic), was never published in book form (until now! see below). Egoboo: A Fantasy Satire (1950) is a short time-travel spoof in the form of a fanzine, satirizing sf fandom. Conquest of Earth (1956, AKA The Scarlet Saint; see below) is a space opera in which a resurgent mankind learns how to conquer the occupying alien Trisz. He went on to publish a number of books on bookbinding and book making

Banister’s first amateur publication was The Nekromantikon, subtitled “The Amateur Magazine of Weird and Fantasy”, a fanzine that focused on fiction and poetry in the weird, fantasy, and science fiction genres. Five issues were released in the 1950s.

(Edited from Banister’s entries at the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and ZineWiki. Click the links for the full articles.)

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