Albert E. Cowdrey

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Albert E. Cowdrey
Born (1933-12-08) December 8, 1933 (age 85)
New Orleans, Louisiana, US
OccupationWriter, historian
Alma mater
GenreFantasy, science fiction, military history
Notable awardsWorld Fantasy Award (2003)

Albert E. Cowdrey (born 8 December 8, 1933 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American author who wrote nonfictional historical studies and fantasy and science fiction literature. He was educated in Tulane and Johns Hopkins universities and worked for twenty-five years as a military historian, mostly in and around Washington, D.C. As a Chief of the Special History Branch in the U.S. Army, he wrote a number of books about the history of the medical branches of the army. He has published the science fiction novel Crux and more than fifty short stories. Much of his short fiction has appeared in Fantasy and Science Fiction and centers on his love for New Orleans, where he was born and raised. He is the only writer to receive awards from both, the American Historical Association and the World Fantasy Convention.[1]

In 2003 Cowdrey's short story "Queen for a Day" won the World Fantasy Award. His novella "The Overseer" received a nomination in the 2009 World Fantasy Awards.[2]


Short fiction[edit]

  • The Lucky People, (ss) F&SF Feb 1968 (as Chet Arthur)
  • The Familiar, (ss) F&SF Mar 1997
  • White Magic, (nv) F&SF Mar 1998
  • The Great Ancestor, (ss) F&SF Sep 1998
  • Revenge, (ss) F&SF May 1999
  • Crux [Crux], (na) F&SF Mar 2000
  • Nature 2000, (ss) F&SF Apr 2001
  • Tomorrow, (ss) F&SF Jun 2001
  • Queen for a Day, (nv) F&SF Oct/Nov 2001
  • Ransom [Crux], (na) F&SF Mar 2002
  • The Posthumous Man, (ss) F&SF Jul 2002
  • The Boy’s Got Talent, (nv) F&SF Sep 2002
  • Grey Star, (ss) F&SF Jan 2003
  • The Dog Movie, (ss) F&SF Apr 2003
  • Danny’s Inferno, (ss) F&SF Dec 2003
  • Rapper, (ss) F&SF Feb 2004
  • Silent Echoes, (nv) F&SF Apr 2004
  • A Balance of Terrors, (ss) F&SF Jul 2004
  • The Tribes of Bela, (na) F&SF Aug 2004
  • The Name of the Sphinx, (nv) F&SF Dec 2004
  • The Amulet, (nv) F&SF Mar 2005
  • Twilight States, (ss) F&SF Jul 2005
  • The Housewarming, (ss) F&SF Sep 2005
  • The Revivalist, (na) F&SF Mar 2006
  • Imitation of Life, (ss) F&SF May 2006
  • Animal Magnetism, (nv) F&SF Jun 2006
  • Immortal Forms, (ss) F&SF Aug 2006
  • Revelation, (ss) F&SF Oct/Nov 2006
  • Murder in the Flying Vatican, (na) F&SF Aug 2007
  • Envoy Extraordinary , (ss) F&SF Sep 2007
  • The Recreation Room, (nv) F&SF Oct/Nov 2007
  • The Overseer, (na) F&SF March 2008
  • Thrilling Wonder Stories, (ss) F&SF May 2008
  • Poison Victory, (nv) F&SF July 2008
  • Inside Story, (ss) F&SF Oct/Nov 2008
  • A Skeptical Spirit, (nv) F&SF Dec 2008
  • Seafarer's Blood, (nv) F&SF Jan 2009
  • The Visionaries, (ss) F&SF Jan/Feb 2016
Title Year First published Reprinted/collected Notes
The King of New Orleans 2001 "The King of New Orleans". F&SF. 100 (2): 103–116. Feb 2001.
Mosh 2000 "Mosh". F&SF. 99 (6): 38–103. Dec 2000. Novella; see also Crux.
The stalker 2000 "The stalker". F&SF. 99 (2): 57–73. Aug 2000.


  1. ^ A Clutch of Zombies. Four Short Stories by Scott Edelman, Joe R. Lansdale, Albert E. Cowdrey and Karina Sumner-Smith. London: Mammoth Books. 2010. p. Back cover. ASIN B008O58JI8.
  2. ^ World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Archived from the original on 2010-12-01. Retrieved 4 Feb 2011.
  3. ^ Short stories unless otherwise noted.

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