Charles G. Finney

Charles G. Finney

Charles G. Finney (1905–1984) was an American fantasy novelist and newspaperman. His full name was Charles Grandison Finney, evidently in honor of the famous evangelist.

Finney was born in Sedalia, Missouri and served in China with the United States Army's 15th Infantry Regiment (E Company) 1927–1929. In his memoirs, he notes that his first novel (and most famous book) The Circus of Dr. Lao was conceived in Tientsin in 1929. After the Army, he worked for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, Arizona, 1930–1970, as an editor.

Various of Finney's papers, with correspondence and photographs, are collected at the University of Arizona Main Library Special Collections, Collection Number: AZ 024, Papers of Charles G. Finney, 1959-1966, including typed manuscripts of "A Sermon at Casa Grande", "Isabelle the Inscrutable", "Murder with Feathers", ""The Night Crawler", "Private Prince", "An Anabasis in Minor Key", "The Old China Hands", and "The Ghosts of Manacle".

Links

Charles G. Finney. Wikipedia.

Edited by 2009-06-19 (Seregil of Rhiminee)
Speculative Fiction Novels (4)
1968  The Magician Out of Manchuria
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1964  The Ghosts of Manacle
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1937  The Unholy City
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1935  The Circus of Dr. Lao
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Others non-spefi books (2)
1961  The Old China Hands
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1939  Past the End of the Pavement
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