- JORGENSEN, Ivar
- Floating PSEUDONYM first used in the ZIFF-DAVIS magazines AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC, subsequently used in IF, IMAGINATION and IMAGINATIVE TALES. Its main user was Paul W. FAIRMAN (whom see for details), who employed itfor 3 books: Ten from Infinity (1963; vt The Deadly Sky 1971; vt Ten Deadly Men 1976), Rest in Agony (1963; vt The Diabolist 1972) and Whom theGods Would Slay (1951 Fantastic Adventures; 1968). One of Fairman's stories as by IJ, "Deadly City" (1953 If), was filmed as TARGET EARTH! (1954). Other writers who may have used the name IJ include HarlanELLISON, Randall GARRETT and Robert SILVERBERG, although IJ should not be confused with Ivar Jorgenson, a later pseudonym of Silverberg's.BS
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