Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923-1958) received popularity as an American Science Fiction writer. Some pen names used by Kornbluth include Arthur Cooke, Scott Mariner and Cecil Corwin. Born in Manhattan, New York City, Kornbluth derived from Polish Jewish descent. He joined the Futurians, a group of science fiction followers and authors that supported each other in the genre. Kornbluth, an exceptional clever individual, started writing at 15. The Rocket of 1955, published in Richard Wilson’s Fanzine Escape novel (1939) presented his first solo contribution and received recognition from his followers. Ivar Towers wrote the Astonishing (1940) and received notable popularity. He allocated extensive time to read an encyclopedia from A-Z and developed an interest in mystical knowledge systems.
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