June 20, 1911|
Colorado Springs, Colorado
|Died||1974 (aged 62–63)
|Pen name||John Peter Drummond, Stanley Beecher, Lee Beecher|
|Occupation||artist, novelist, short story writer, publisher, museum curator|
|Genre||Science fiction, Fantasy|
Stanley Mullen (University of Colorado at Boulder and drawing, painting and lithography at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center where he was accepted as a professional member in 1937. A series of his paintings of Indian ceremonial dances is part of the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum. Mullen worked as assistant curator of the Colorado State Historical Museum during the 1940s.June 20, 1911 – 1974) was an American artist, short story writer, novelist and publisher. He studied writing at the
Mullen wrote over 200 stories and articles in a variety of fields. He became involved with the small press publisher New Collector's Group (co-founded by Paul Dennis O'Connor and Martin Greenberg) before starting his own small press publisher, Gorgon Press, in 1948.
Gorgon Press published only one book - Mullen's short story collection Moonfoam and Sorceries and was also the imprint under which 11 issues of Mullen's fanzine, The Gorgon, were issued. . His novel Kinsmen of the Dragon was originally planned as a publication of Gorgon Press but was ultimately issued by Shasta Publishers.
Books by Stanley Mullen
- The Sphinx Child (chapbook; New Collectors Group, 1948)
- Moonfoam and Sorceries (short story collection; Gorgon Press, 1948)
- Kinsmen of the Dragon (Shasta Publishers, 1951) (Jacket art by Hannes Bok)
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 34. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.
- Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 314, 469–471.
- "The 1959 Hugo Awards". Retrieved 2008-04-22.
- Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1995). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. p. 837. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1978). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 322. ISBN 0-911682-22-8.