Gateway Essentials: Henry Kuttner
Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D’Orsay, before selling his first story, ‘The Graveyard Rats’, to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940 Kuttner married fellow writer C. L. Moore, whom he met through the ‘Lovecraft Circle'”, a group of writers and fans who corresponded with H. P. Lovecraft. During the Second World War, they were regular contributors to John W. Campbell‘s Astounding Science-Fiction, and collaborated for most of the 40’s and 50’s, publishing primarily under the pseudonyms Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O’Donnell. He died on this day in 1958.
We recommend starting with novels Fury and Mutant or collection The Best of Henry Kuttner.
You can find more of Henry Kuttner’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.