Daniel F. Galouye

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Daniel Francis Galouye
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Daniel F. Galouye c. 1952
BornDaniel Francis Galouye
(1920-02-11)11 February 1920
New Orleans
Died7 September 1976(1976-09-07) (aged 56)
New Orleans
Pen nameLouis G. Daniels
Alma mater Louisiana State University
Notable works Dark Universe
Lords of the Psychon
A Scourge of Screamers
SpouseCarmel Barbara Jordan

Daniel Francis Galouye (11 February 1920 7 September 1976) was an American science fiction writer. During the 1950s and 1960s, he contributed novelettes and short stories to various digest size science fiction magazines, sometimes writing under the pseudonym Louis G. Daniels.

Science fiction Genre of speculative fiction

Science fiction is a genre of speculative fiction that has been called the "literature of ideas". It typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration, and extraterrestrial life. It often explores the potential consequences of scientific innovations.

Digest size magazine size

Digest size is a magazine size, smaller than a conventional or "journal size" magazine but larger than a standard paperback book, approximately 14 cm × 21 cm, but can also be 13.65 cm × 21.27 cm and 14 cm × 19 cm, similar to the size of DVD case. These sizes have evolved from the printing press operation end. Some printing presses refer to digest-size as a "catalog size". The digest format was considered to be a convenient size for readers to tote around or to leave on the coffee table within easy reach.


Born in New Orleans, Galouye (pronounced Gah-lou-ey [1] ) graduated from Louisiana State University (B.A.) and then worked as a reporter for several newspapers. During World War II, he served in the US Navy as an instructor and test pilot, receiving injuries that led to later health problems. On December 26, 1945, he married Carmel Barbara Jordan. From the 1940s until his retirement in 1967, he was on the staff of The States-Item . He lived in New Orleans but also had a summer home across Lake Ponchartrain at St. Tammany Parish in Covington, Louisiana.

New Orleans Largest city in Louisiana

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Louisiana State University university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Louisiana State University is a public research university in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The university was founded in 1853 in what is now known as Pineville, Louisiana, under the name Louisiana State Seminary of Learning & Military Academy. The current LSU main campus was dedicated in 1926, consists of more than 250 buildings constructed in the style of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio, and the main campus historic district occupies a 650-acre (2.6 km²) plateau on the banks of the Mississippi River.

Covington, Louisiana City in Louisiana, United States

Covington is a city in, and the parish seat of, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 8,765 at the 2010 census. It is located at a fork of the Bogue Falaya and the Tchefuncte River.

Novels and stories

Galouye's novella "Tonight the Sky Will Fall!" was the cover story for the May 1952 issue of Imagination Imagination 195205.jpg
Galouye's novella "Tonight the Sky Will Fall!" was the cover story for the May 1952 issue of Imagination
Galouye's novella "The Fist of Shiva" took the cover of the May 1953 issue of Imagination Imagination 195305.jpg
Galouye's novella "The Fist of Shiva" took the cover of the May 1953 issue of Imagination
Galouye's novella "Secret of the Immortals" was the cover story for the April 1954 issue of Imagination Imagination 195404.jpg
Galouye's novella "Secret of the Immortals" was the cover story for the April 1954 issue of Imagination
Galouye's novella "Phantom World" was cover-featured on the August 1954 issue of Imagination Imagination 195408.jpg
Galouye's novella "Phantom World" was cover-featured on the August 1954 issue of Imagination
Galouye's novella "The Day the Sun Died" was the cover story for the December 1955 issue of Imagination Imagination 195512.jpg
Galouye's novella "The Day the Sun Died" was the cover story for the December 1955 issue of Imagination
Galouye's novelette "Project Barrier" was the cover story for the January 1958 issue of Fantastic Universe Fantastic universe 195801.jpg
Galouye's novelette "Project Barrier" was the cover story for the January 1958 issue of Fantastic Universe
Galouye's novelette "The Big Blow-Up" was cover-featured on the March 1961 issue of Fantastic Fantastic 196103.jpg
Galouye's novelette "The Big Blow-Up" was cover-featured on the March 1961 issue of Fantastic

Galouye's first published fiction, the novelette Rebirth, appeared in the March 1952 issue of Imagination . His work appeared in many magazines during this era including Galaxy Science Fiction and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction . Between 1961 and 1973, Galouye wrote five novels, notably Simulacron Three , basis of the movie The Thirteenth Floor (1999) and the German TV miniseries World on a Wire (1973) (directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder). His first novel, Dark Universe (1961) was nominated for a Hugo.

<i>Imagination</i> (magazine) American fantasy and science fiction magazine

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<i>Galaxy Science Fiction</i> American magazine

Galaxy Science Fiction was an American digest-size science fiction magazine, published from 1950 to 1980. It was founded by a French-Italian company, World Editions, which was looking to break into the American market. World Editions hired as editor H. L. Gold, who rapidly made Galaxy the leading science fiction (sf) magazine of its time, focusing on stories about social issues rather than technology.

<i>The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction</i> digest magazine

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According to his obituary in the New Orleans States-Item , Galouye...

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... was a Navy pilot during WWII from 1942 to 1946. He graduated from Pensacola Naval Air School, held the rank of lieutenant and was for a time during his service years in charge of a training school in Hawaii for Navy airmen. Immediately after release from the Navy, he began his career with The States-Item as a reporter, then as a copy editor and joined the editorial department in 1956. He later was named associate editor of that department, retiring in 1967. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carmel Barbara Jordan Galouye; two daughters, Mrs. Gerald Johan Zomerdijk of Zaandam, the Netherlands, and Mrs. Joseph Edward Ingraham of Covington; and five grandchildren. [2]

His retirement was due to failing health, which was in turn related to injuries sustained during his Navy service. His health continued to decline until his early death at age 56. He died in New Orleans' Veteran's Hospital and is interred at Covington Cemetery #1 in Covington. [3] [4]


In 2007, Galouye was the recipient of the Cordwainer Smith Rediscovery Award, which is co-sponsored by the heirs of Paul Linebarger (who wrote as Cordwainer Smith) and Readercon. The jury for this award recognizes a deceased genre writer whose work should be "rediscovered" by the readers of today, and that newly rediscovered writer is a deceased guest of honor at the following year's Readercon. Galouye was named 6 July 2007 by Barry N. Malzberg and Gordon Van Gelder, speaking on behalf of themselves and the other two judges, Martin H. Greenberg and Mike Resnick.

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