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A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them: Richard Marsten to Phil Nobel

A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them with brief notes. Pseudonyms include: Richard Marsten, Richard Martin, Ernst Mason, Rodney Matheson, Ed McBain, Edson McCann, James McCreigh, A.J. Marak, Henry Seton Merriman, Miles Walker, Peter Mills, Allison Mitchell, Jeff Morehead, Anthony Morton, Edwin Mould, Didymus Mountain, John E. Muller, Myles Na Gopaleen, Miles Na gCopaleen, Alcofribas Nasier, Elton T. Neef, Ralph Neville, Aunt Newbury, Uncle Newbury, Leigh Nichols, Nimrod and Phil Nobel.

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In my A-Z of Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them the pseudonym appears first, arranged alphabetically by surname (where there is one). This is followed by the writer’s actual name, lifespan and some brief explanatory notes. Entries are arranged over several pages and, as I am using a database to store the information, the list will be expanded periodically:

This page covers pseudonyms with surnames beginning with: Ma to No.

A link at the foot of this and subsequent pages will take you to the next, while a link near the top of the page will return you to the previous one.

I am also publishing an alternative: A-Z of Authors and Their Pseudonyms.

Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Marsten, Richard
    • Lombino, Salvatore Albert
    • 1926-2005
    • Lombino was an American crime, mystery and sci-fi fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Richard Marsten he wrote a number of books including Danger: Dinosaurs! (1953)
  • Martin, Richard
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
  • Mason, Ernst
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • Pohl used the Ernst Mason pseudonym for a non-fiction book: Tiberius (1960)
  • Matheson, Rodney
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
  • McBain, Ed
    • Lombino, Salvatore Albert
    • 1926-2005
    • Lombino was an American crime, mystery and sci-fi fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • He wrote many novels as Ed McBain including the 87th Precinct Series which opened with Cop Hater (1956)
  • McCann, Edson
    • Knapp, Leonard
    • 1915-1993
    • American fantasy and science fiction writer
    • He shared the Edson McCann pseudonym with Frederik Pohl for their collaboration: Preferred Risk (1955)
  • McCann, Edson
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • Writing as McCann, he shared the pseudonym with Lester del Rey (also a pseudonym) for Preferred Risk (1955)
  • McCreigh, James
    • Pohl, Frederik George (Jr)
    • 1919-2013
    • Award winning American science fiction writer who used a number of pseudonyms
    • Pohl used his James McCreigh pseudonym for stories he'd written alone in science fiction pulp magazines of the 1940s
  • Merak, A.J.
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • As A.J. Merak he wrote books including Dark Andromeda (1953)
  • Merriman, Henry Seton
    • Scott, Hugh Stowell
    • 1862-1903
    • His best known novel was The Sowers (1896)
    • His first novel, Young Mistley, was published anonymously
  • Miles, Walker
    • Taylor, Edmund Seyfang
    • 1853-1908
    • A rambling pioneer best known as Walker Miles
    • Late nineteenth and early twentieth century writer of a book series, Field Path Rambles - (mainly in Kent and Surrey, England)
  • Mills, Peter
    • De la Mare, Pierre
    • 1963-
    • Magazine articles, poetry and short stories, mainly relating to commerce and social issues
  • Mitchell, Allison
    • Butterworth, William Edmund (III)
    • 1929-2019
    • Prolific American writer of military and crime fiction
    • Butterworth used a number of pseudonyms
    • As Allison Mitchell he wrote two books including Wild Harvest (1983)
  • Morehead, Jeff
    • Offutt, Andrew Jefferson
    • 1934-2013
    • Prolific American science fiction, fantasy and erotic fiction writer who used many pseudonyms
    • The Morehead pseudonym was first used for Diana's Dirty Doings (1972)

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Pseudonyms and the Writers Who Use Them:

  • Morton, Anthony
    • Creasey, John
    • 1908-1973
    • English writer of crime, western and romance novels with a prolific output of over 600 novels
    • He used many pseudonyms
    • As Anthony Morton he wrote the Baron series of novels (1937-1979)
  • Mould, Edwin
    • Whitlock, Ralph
    • 1914-1995
    • A British farmer from Wiltshire
    • Whitlock wrote many non-fiction books and books for children
    • As Edwin Mould he wrote Round Roundbarrow Farm (1946)
  • Mountain, Didymus
    • Hill, Thomas
    • 1528-1574
    • Best known for: The Gardener's Labyrinth (1597)
  • Muller, John E.
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • This pseudonym was a Badger "house name"
    • Fanthorpe books under this name include Beyond the Void (1965)
  • Muller, John E.
    • Glasby, John Stephen
    • 1928-2011
    • Prolific writer of pulp fiction (sci-fi, espionage, westerns and romance), including for Badger Books
    • The John E. Muller pseudonym was a Badger house name shared with Robert Lionel Fanthorpe
    • There were a large number of titles using this pseudonym including Space Void (1960)
  • Na Gopaleen, Myles
    • O'Nolan, Brian
    • 1911-1966
    • A key Irish writer of modernist and post-modernist literature
    • As Myles na Gopaleen he contributed to the Irish Times from 1952
  • Na gCopaleen, Myles
    • O'Nolan, Brian
    • 1911-1966
    • A key Irish writer of modernist and post-modernist literature
    • As Myles na gCopaleen he wrote a column in The Irish Times: Flann O'Brien At War
  • Nasier, Alcofribas
    • Rabelais, Francois
    • ????-1553
    • French renaissance monk and writer
    • Best known for his Garguanta series of books, the first of which was Pantagruel King of the Dipsodes (1532)
  • Neef, Elton T.
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • He used this pseudonym for short stories
  • Neville, Ralph
    • Stanbury, Ralph Neville
    • 1917-1998
    • British Royal Navy Officer who wrote Survey by Starlight (1949)
  • Newbury, Aunt
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, children's books and religious tracts
    • George Mogridge used a number of pseudonyms, the best known being Old Humphrey
  • Newbury, Uncle
    • Mogridge, George
    • 1787-1854
    • Writer of poetry, children's books and religious tracts
    • George Mogridge used a number of pseudonyms, the best known being Old Humphrey
  • Nichols, Leigh
    • Koontz, Dean
    • 1945-
    • American writer of suspense thrillers
    • Koontz has used numerous pseudonyms
    • His first published book as Leigh Nichols was The Key to Midnight (1979)
  • Nimrod
    • Apperly, Charles James
    • 1777-1843
    • Sportsman and sport writer, his main subject matter being hunting
  • Nobel, Phil
    • Fanthorpe, Robert Lionel
    • 1935-
    • Robert Fanthorpe was a writer of pulp fiction novels and short story collections, many published by Badger Books
    • As Phil Noble he wrote The Hand From Gehenna (1964)

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