J. Hunter Holly

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Joan Carol Holly
Born 1932
Died 1982
Pen name J. Hunter Holly
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Education BA
Alma mater Michigan State University
Genre Science fiction
Notable works The Missing
Audrey's Door

Joan Carol Holly (1932 – 1982) was a science fiction author who wrote under the pseudonym J. Hunter Holly in the late 1950s until the mid-1970s. Holly lived and wrote in Lansing, Michigan and from her various book dedications, had a strong love of cats.

Holly graduated from Michigan State University during 1954 with a B.A. in psychology. Her affiliations at the University were Phi Kappa, Tau Sigma & Psi Chi. She was the recipient of the Hinman superior student scholarship.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Encounter (1959)
  • The Green Planet (1961)[2]
  • The Dark Planet (1962)
  • The Flying Eyes (1962)[3]
  • The Running Man (1963)
  • The Gray Aliens (1963, published in the UK as The Grey Aliens)
  • The Time Twisters (1964)
  • The Dark Enemy (1965)
  • The Mind Traders (1967)
  • Keeper (1976)
  • Death Dolls of Lyra (1977)
  • Shepherd (1977)

Holly also contributed to the Man from UNCLE series of original novels, writing #10 The Assassination Affair.[4]

Joan Holly also contributed stories for Roger Elwood's series of books and sci-fi magazines, under both her real name and her pseudonym. Some of these, The Chronicles of a Comer in particular, have a religious theme.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ The author's profile notes, in her 1961 paperback book Encounter
  2. ^ Library of Congress (1964). The National Union Catalogs, 1963-: A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries 41. p. 330. 
  3. ^ David Seed (July 1, 2007). "Constructing America's enemies: the invasions of the USA". Yearbook of English Studies 37 (2): 64(22). ISSN 0306-2473. 
  4. ^ Library of Congress Copyright Office (1967). Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1967: January-June 21. p. 478.