John Stephen Glasby (23 September 1928 – 5 June 2011) was a prolific British author whose work spanned a range of popular genres. A professional research chemist and mathematician, he produced over 300 novels and short stories during the 1950s and 1960s, most of which were published pseudonymously under the Badger Books imprint.
Glasby's output can be summarised briefly as follows:
- Approximately 25 speculative fiction novels, using pseudonyms such as "A. J. Merak" or "J. L. Powers" and the Badger house names "John E. Muller", "Karl Zeigfreid" and "Victor LaSalle".
- More than 30 western novels using the house name "Chuck Adams", and ten as "Tex Bradley".
- 34 hospital romance novels written as "D.K. Jennings".
- Two crime novels and six desert adventure novels, all using the "A.J. Merak" pseudonym.
- Six James Bond-style spy novels written as "Manning K. Robertson".
- An unknown number (possibly as many as a hundred) War stories set during World War II and published under a huge range of pseudonyms.
- Robert M. Price, "About The Brooding City", in The Antarktos Cycle, Chaosium, 2006, ISBN 1-56882-204-9, p. 523
- Steve Holland, Badger Tracks: Exploring the publications of John Spencer & Co. Underworld Studios, Colchester 1997.
- John S. Glasby at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Works by or about John Glasby in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
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