Bruce Elliott

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Bruce Elliott (1917-March 21, 1973) was an American writer who wrote mystery fiction, science fiction, and also worked as a television screenwriter. He was also a magician.

Elliott was the writer of 15 Shadow stories that appeared in "The Shadow Magazine" between 1946 and 1948. These stories are held in low regard by Shadow fans because of Elliott's atypical handling of the character, best exemplified by the 3 stories in which the Shadow does not appear in his costumed identity.

Elliott contributed material to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, including the acclaimed werewolf story "Wolves Don't Cry" (1954) [1] [2] and a comic fantasy about Satan, "The Devil Was Sick".[3]

In November 1972, Elliott was hit by a taxi and lapsed into a coma. He died 4 months later.


  1. ^ Chantal Bourgault du Coudray, The Curse of the Werewolf: Fantasy,Horror and the Beast Within. I. B. Tauris, 2006. (p. 172) ISBN 978-1845111588
  2. ^ "Wolves Don't Cry" was described by Brian J. Frost as "one of the best short stories from this period". See Brian J. Frost, The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature, Popular Press, 2003 (p.173) ISBN 0879728604
  3. ^ Darrell Schweitzer, "The Devil" in S. T. Joshi, ed., Icons of Horror and the Supernatural: an Encyclopedia of our Worst Nightmares (Greenwood, 2007), (p. 178) ISBN 0313337810

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