Charles L. Fontenay

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Charles Louis Fontenay
Born(1917-03-17)March 17, 1917
São Paulo, Brazil
DiedJanuary 27, 2007(2007-01-27) (aged 89)
Memphis, Tennessee, US

Charles Louis Fontenay (March 17, 1917 – January 27, 2007) was an American journalist and science fiction writer. He wrote science fiction novels and short stories. His Nonfiction includes the biography of the prominent New Deal era politician Estes Kefauver.[1]

Fontenay was editor of the Nashville Tennessean, among other newspapers, worked with the Associated Press and Gannett News Service. He retired to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he continued to write science fiction until shortly before his death.

He held a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do.

Science fiction novels (partial list)[edit]

  • Rebels of the Red Planet (1961)
  • The Day the Oceans Overflowed (1964)
  • Kipton and the Ovoid (1996)
  • Kipton in Wonderland (1996)
  • Kipton and the Tower of Time (1996)
  • Kipton and the Android (1997)
  • Target: Grant, 1862 (1999)
  • Modal (2000)

Short fiction (partial list)[edit]


  • The Collected Works of Charles L. Fontenay, Vol. 1 (1996)
  • Here, There and Elsewhen (1998)


  • Epistle to the Babylonians (1969)
  • Estes Kefauver: A Biography


  1. ^ Thompson, Kenneth (1996). "STATESMEN WHO WERE NEVER PRESIDENT" (PDF). The Miller Center/UNIVERSITY PRESS OF AMERICA. 2: 73. Retrieved 16 December 2014.

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