Monday 17 June 2013

Raymond A. Palmer, 1910-1977 (American editor, sci-fi icon)

* Raymond A. Palmer ― who famously believed that he could remember events that occurred while he was in the womb ― had Neptune in Cancer in a boomerang pattern.


Raymond Arthur Palmer [sic] (August 1, 1910-August 15, 1977) was the influential editor of Amazing Stories from 1938 through 1949, when he left publisher Ziff-Davis to publish and edit Fate Magazine, and eventually many other magazines and books through his own publishing houses, including Amherst Press and Palmer Publications. In addition to magazines such as Mystic, Search, and 'Flying Saucers," he published numerous spirtualist books, including Oahspe: A New Bible, as well as several books related to flying saucers, including "The Coming of the Saucers," co-written by Palmer with Kenneth Arnold. Palmer was also a prolific author of science fiction and fantasy stories, many of which were published under pseudonyms.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


BIRTH DATA: Raymond Alfred Palmer, 1 August 1910, 17:00 (5 p.m.) CST (+6), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (43n02, 87w54). ASC: 2 Capricorn. RR: B (from biography). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes Richard Toronto, War Over Lemuria: Richard Shaver, Ray Palmer and the Strangest Chapter of 1940s Science Fiction (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013), p. 12: "He was born Raymond Alfred Palmer on August 1, 1910, the same year Mark Twain shed his mortal coil. For the astrologers among you, this particular Raymond A. Palmer was born at 5 PM in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Roy and Helen Palmer . . . in a . . . house at 3009 St. Paul Street."

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