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Author Jim Harmon Dies

24 March 2010 3:06 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

Author Jim Harmon wrote numerous science fiction stories for digests from the early 1950s, and wrote and edited several monster mags in the 1960s and 1970s.  He was best known for his series of books on the Golden Age of Radio which began with publication of The Great Radio Heroes in 1967.

Harmon was born in Mount Carmel, Illinois, on April 21, 1933.  Many of his early stories were published in the pages of such digests as Amazing Stories, Galaxy Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and If.  Represented by Forry Ackerman as his agent, he also penned western and mystery tales.  He also began writing adult erotica in the early 1960s, often teaming with Ron Haydock, on such titles as The Man Who Made Maniacs (1961), Wanton Witch (1961), Silent Siren (1962), and Ape Rape (1964).

Harmon and Haydock scripted and appeared in Ray Dennis Steckler’s cult film The Lemon Grove Kids Meet the Monsters. »

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