Paul Warren Fairman
was an editor and writer in a variety of genres under his own name and under pseudonym
A pseudonym is a name that a person assumes for a particular purpose and that differs from his or her original orthonym...
s. His detective story "Late Rain" was published in the February, 1947 issue of Mammoth Detective. He published his story "No Teeth For the Tiger" in the February, 1950 issue of Amazing Stories
Amazing Stories was an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing. It was the first magazine devoted solely to science fiction...
. Two years later, he was the founding editor of If
If was an American science fiction magazine launched in March 1952 by Quinn Publications, owned by James L. Quinn. Quinn hired Paul W. Fairman to be the first editor, but early circulation figures were disappointing, and Quinn fired Fairman after only three issues. Quinn then took over the...
, but only edited four issues. In 1955, he became the editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic
Fantastic was an American digest-size fantasy and science fiction magazine, published from 1952 to 1980. It was founded by Ziff-Davis as a fantasy companion to Amazing Stories. Early sales were good, and Ziff-Davis quickly decided to switch Amazing from pulp format to digest, and to cease...
. He held that dual position until 1958. His science fiction short stories "Deadly City" and "The Cosmic Frame" were made into motion pictures.
After leaving Ziff-Davis, the magazines' publisher, he focused on writing his own work, often under different names. He ghost-wrote several juveniles, such as The Runaway Robot (1965), based on outlines by Lester del Rey
Lester del Rey was an American science fiction author and editor. Del Rey was the author of many of the Winston Science Fiction juvenile SF series, and the editor at Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction branch of Ballantine Books, along with his fourth wife Judy-Lynn del Rey.-Birth...
, whose name appeared on the books. He also wrote the Sherlock Holmes
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The fantastic London-based "consulting detective", Holmes is famous for his astute logical reasoning, his ability to take almost any disguise, and his use of forensic science skills to solve...
part of Ellery Queen
Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay and Manford Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee , to write, edit, and anthologize detective fiction.The fictional Ellery Queen created by...
's A Study In Terror (1966), in which Ellery finds a previously unknown Sherlock Holmes manuscript.
Movie and television adaptations
His short story "Deadly City", which appeared in the March, 1953 issue of If magazine under the pseudonym Ivar Jorgensen, was made into the motion picture Target Earth
Target Earth is a 1954 science fiction film. It was directed by Sherman A. Rose and stars Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey, and Whit Bissell. The film focuses on a deserted Chicago cityscape and a small group of people who have been overlooked during a mass evacuation due to an...
. The story was about an alien invasion of Chicago
Chicago is the largest city in the US state of Illinois. With nearly 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the Midwestern United States and the third most populous in the US, after New York City and Los Angeles...
and the evacuation of the city. The aliens had destroyed several Michigan
Michigan is a U.S. state located in the Great Lakes Region of the United States of America. The name Michigan is the French form of the Ojibwa word mishigamaa, meaning "large water" or "large lake"....
towns, killing all the inhabitants, and had moved on to Illinois
Illinois is the fifth-most populous state of the United States of America, and is often noted for being a microcosm of the entire country. With Chicago in the northeast, small industrial cities and great agricultural productivity in central and northern Illinois, and natural resources like coal,...
. The plot revolves around five characters who remain in the deserted city. They have to survive in a city devoid of people and facing annihilation by alien invaders.
His short story "The Cosmic Frame", published in the May, 1955 Amazing Stories, was made into the 1957 science fiction movie Invasion of the Saucer Men
Invasion of the Saucer Men is a 1957 sci-fi comedy film starring Steven Terrell and Gloria Castillo and personally produced by James H. Nicholson for his American International Pictures...
and was remade, although uncredited, in 1965 as The Eye Creatures
The Eye Creatures is a 1965 science-fiction film about an invasion of an unnamed American countryside by a flying saucer and its silent, shambling alien occupants...
. The 1960 The Twilight Zone
The Twilight Zone is an American television anthology series created by Rod Serling. Each episode is a mixture of self-contained drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist...
episode "People Are Alike All Over
"People Are Alike All Over" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.-Background:This episode was based on Paul W. Fairman's Brothers Beyond the Void, published in the March 1952 issue of Fantastic Adventures and also included in August Derleth's 1953 anthology...
" was based upon his 1952 short story "Brothers Beyond the Void". His short story "Some Day They'll Give Us Guns" was filmed for the 1952 TV series The Unexpected, which was also known as Times Square Playhouse.
- Invasion From the Deep (1951)
- Rest in Agony (1963) [as by Ivar Jorgensen]
- Ten From Infinity (1963)
- The World Grabbers (1964)
- City Under the Sea (1965)
- The Runaway Robot (1965) with Lester del Rey [as by Lester del Rey]
- The Forgetful Robot (1968)
- I, the Machine (1968)
- Whom the Gods Would Slay (1968) [as by Ivar Jorgensen]
- The Deadly Sky (1971) [as by Ivar Jorgensen]
- The Doomsday Exhibit (1971)
- The Diabolist (1972)
- The Girl With Something Extra (1973)
- Late Rain (February, 1947) Mammoth Detective
- The Body of Madelon Spain (August, 1947) Mammoth Detective
- Hallowed Be the Name (August, 1947) Mammoth Mystery
- No Hero Stuff (September, 1947) Mammoth Detective'
- The Guns of God (November, 1947)'
- Bullets For Breakfast (February, 1948) Mammoth Western
- The Lady and the Lynch Mob (August, 1948) Mammoth Western
- Nesters Die Hard (November, 1948) Mammoth Western
- Dead Man’s Gold (December, 1948) Mammoth Western
- The Memoirs of John Shevlin - The West’s Greatest Detective: The Case of the O’Henry Ending (December, 1949) Mammoth Western
- Devil on the Mountain (1949) Mammoth Western Quarterly
- The Broken Doll (July, 1950) Fantastic Adventures
- No Teeth for the Tiger (February, 1950) Amazing Stories
- Never Trust a Martian! (January, 1951) Amazing Stories
- Whom the Gods Would Slay (1951) [as by Ivar Jorgensen]
- Nine Worlds West (1951) [as by Clee Garson]
- Invasion from the Deep (1951)
- Witness for the Defense (1951)
- The Man with the Clutching Hand (1951)
- The Terrible Puppets (1951)
- The Man Who Stopped at Nothing (1951)
- Proud Asteroid (1951)
- Deadly Cargo (December, 1951) Fantastic Adventures
- The Missing Symbol (1952) [as by Ivar Jorgensen]
- Rest in Agony (1952) [as by Ivar Jorgensen]
- The Secret of Gallows Hill (1952)
- A Child Is Missing (1952)
- Brothers Beyond the Void (1952)
- Strange Blood (1952)
- The Dog with the Weird Tale (1952)
- The Jack of Planets (1952)
- Let's Have a Little Reverence (1952)
- "Someday They'll Give Us Guns" (1952)
- The Woman in Skin 13 (1952)
- The Third Ear (1952)
- The Girl Who Loved Death (1952)
- Deadly City (1953)
- Side Road to Glory (1953) [as by Robert Eggert Lee]
- The Cosmic Frame (1955)
- Beyond the Black Horizon (1955)
- The Smashers (1955)
- One Man to Kill (1955)
- This Is My Son (1955)
- The Man in the Ice Box (1955)
- All Walls Were Mist (1955)
- The Beasts of the Void (1956)
- Black Blockade (1956)
- Secret of the Martians (1956)
- The Treasure is Mine! (1956)
- The Beasts in the Void (1956)
- Dalrymple's Equation (1956)
- Jason and the Maker (1956)
- Traitor's Choice (1956)
- "I'll Think You Dead!" (1956)
- The Body Hunters (1959)
- The World Burners (1959)
- Give Me My Body! (1959)
- A Great Night in the Heavens (1959)
- Culture for the Planets (1968)
- Not Born to Greatness (1968)
- Delenda Est Carthago (1968)
- Interlude in the Desert (1968)
- Robots Should Stick Together (1968)
- The Pit (1968)
- The Minefield (1968)
- Mastermind of Zark (1968)
- Phantoms of Zark (1968)
- The Brown Package (1968)
- Long Hop (1968)
- The Gallant Lady (1968)
- The Space Museum (1968)
- Those Remarkable Ravencrafts (1968)
- Lost in a Junkyard (1968)
- They Write . . . (1952)
- Introducing the Author: Paul W. Fairman (1956)
- A New Kind of Fiction (1957)
- Of Men and Dreams (1957)
- It Began With a Letter from the Russians (1958)
- Jehovah's Witnesses Aren't Science Fiction (1958)
- short stories by Fairman http://www.philsp.com/homeville/FMI/s896.htm#A29613