Donald Moffitt

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Donald Moffitt
Born(1931-07-20)July 20, 1931
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
DiedDecember 10, 2014(2014-12-10) (aged 83)
Monroe, Maine, USA
Pen nameDonald Moffitt,
Paul Kenyon,
Victor Sondheim,
Paul King

Donald Moffitt (July 20, 1931 – December 10, 2014) was an American author who wrote a number of science fiction novels. Most famous among these are The Genesis Quest and Second Genesis.[1] While he was the author of many titles under his own name he also used the pseudonyms Paul Kenyon, Victor Sondheim, and Paul King. In the 1950s, Moffitt published approximately 100 short stories under 15 or more pen names (Wilson MacDonald, James D’Indy, and an assortment of others), in magazines like Man's Action, Wildcat, Gent, and Monsieur, while editing trade magazines by day. Known for his science fiction, Moffitt later turned his attention to historical mysteries.[2]

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As Donald Moffitt[edit]

Short fiction[edit]


  • The Jupiter Theft (1977)
  • Jovian (2003)
  • Children of the Comet (2015, published posthumously)
Genesis Series[edit]
Mechanical Sky Series[edit]
  1. Crescent in the Sky (1989)
  2. A Gathering of Stars (1990)

As Paul Kenyon[edit]

Also, writing as "Paul Kenyon", a house pseudonym of Book Creations, Inc., he wrote The Baroness, an adult spy thriller series.

As Victor Sondheim[edit]

  • Inheritors of the Storm (1981)
  • (unpublished) Swimmers in the Tide

As Paul King[edit]

Dreamers Trilogy[edit]

  • Dreamers (1992)
  • The Voyagers (1993)
  • The Discoverers (1994)


  1. ^ "Donald Moffitt (1931-2014)". Locus Online. December 15, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  2. ^ Landrigan, Linda (July–August 2015). "Editor". Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. 60 (7 & 8): 4, 5.

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