Amelia Reynolds Long

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Amelia Reynolds Long
Graduation photo of Reynolds Long from the University of Pennsylvania, 1931.
Graduation photo of Reynolds Long from the University of Pennsylvania, 1931.
Born(1904-11-25)November 25, 1904
Columbia, Pennsylvania
DiedMarch 26, 1978(1978-03-26) (aged 73)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Pen namePeter Reynolds (sometimes with William L. Crawford)
Occupationshort story writer, novelist, poet
NationalityUnited States
GenreDetective fiction, Science fiction

Amelia Reynolds Long ((1904-11-25)November 25, 1904 – (1978-03-26)March 26, 1978) was an American detective fiction writer, novelist, and a pioneer woman writer for the early science fiction magazines of the 1930s. A resident of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she was the author of a number of science fiction stories, including "A Leak in the Fountain of Youth" and "Scandal in the Fourth Dimension."[1] Her Weird Tales story, "The Thought-Monster," was made into the 1958 British science fiction film Fiend Without a Face. The story sale to the film's producers was brokered by her agent Forrest J Ackerman. She co-wrote the 1936 novel Behind the Evidence with William L. Crawford under the combined pseudonym Peter Reynolds.[2] Some of her stories appeared under the byline "A. R. Long".


  1. ^ Amazing science fiction anthology : the war years, 1936-1945. Greenberg, Martin Harry,, Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992,, Barr, George, 1937-, Jankus, Hank,, Jaquays, Paul,. Lake Geneva, WI. ISBN 0880384409. OCLC 15532459.
  2. ^ Chalker, Jack L.; Owings, Mark (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 705–706.