Anthony Boucher (1911-1968) was an American author, editor, and critic, perhaps best known today as the namesake of the annual Bouchercon convention, an international meeting of mystery writers, fans, critics, and publishers. Born William Anthony Parker White, he wrote under various pseudonyms and published fiction in a number of genres outside of mystery, including fantasy and science fiction.
“In his chosen field [Boucher] was a Renaissance man, a complete man–writer, critic and historian. He was conscientious and a fine craftsman.”–Ellery Queen
“An intriguing look into the beginnings of science fiction as we know it today”–The Heinlein Society