Joseph F. Pumilia Manuscript

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US TxAM-C C000183

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Joseph F. Pumilia Manuscript


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1 folder

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Joseph F. Pamilia was born in Houston, TX on March 10, 1945. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Houston in 1967, and graduated from the UH School of Journalism in 1970. A reporter, copywriter and typesetter, he began his science fiction writing career in 1971 with the story "Niggertown", which was published as part of the 1971 anthology Black Hands on a White Face. Some of his other stories include "Willowisp" (1974), "Hung Like An Elephant" (with Steven Utley, 1974), "Forever Stand The Stones" (1975), "The Case of James Elmo Freebish" (1976), and "Myth of the Ape God" (1978).

Pamilia also wrote a number of stories and poems under the name M. M. Moamrath, which were deliberate lampoons of H. P. Lovecraft and Robert Howard.

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This collection consists of the manuscript for Pumilia's radio play "The Case of the Martian Minister" (typed, 11 leave), produced for the Houston Science Fiction Society.

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Located in Small Collections Files

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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