Arthur Leo Zagat

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Arthur Leo Zagat
Terror Tales September 1934.jpg
Cover of the pulp magazine Terror Tales (September 1934) featuring House of Living Death by Arthur Leo Zagat and Dead Man's Bride by Wyatt Blassingame
Born (1896-02-15)February 15, 1896
New York City, US
Died April 3, 1949(1949-04-03) (aged 53)
New York City, US
Occupation lawyer, short story writer, novelist
Nationality United States
Genre Pulp fiction, Science fiction

Arthur Leo Zagat (1896-1949)[1] was an American lawyer and writer of pulp fiction and science fiction. Trained in the law, he gave it up to write professionally. Zagat is noted for his collaborations with fellow lawyer Nat Schachner. During the last two decades of his life, Zagat wrote short stories prolifically. About 500 pieces[2] appeared in a variety of pulp magazines, including Thrilling Wonder Stories, Argosy, Dime Mystery Magazine, Horror Stories, Operator No. 5, Astounding, and wrote the "Doc Turner" stories that regularly appeared in The Spider pulp magazine throughout the 1930s. A novel, Seven Out of Time, was published by Fantasy Press in 1949, the year he died.



  1. ^ Clute, John (21 August 2012). "Zagat, Arthur Leo". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (online 3rd edition). Gollancz. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Tuck 1978, p. 473

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