JESSE FRANCIS MCCOMAS (June 9, 1911 – April 19, 1978) was an American science fiction editor. McComas wrote several stories on his own in the 1950s using both his own name and the pseudonym WEBB MARLOWE.
He entered publishing in 1941 as a salesman and editorial representative, spending two years in New York with Random House. He returned to California in 1944, working as the Pacific Coast editorial representative for Henry Holt and Company. For Simon & Schuster he became their Northern California sales manager and general editorial representative.
McComas was the co-editor, with
Raymond J. Healy of one of the first
major American anthologies of science fiction , Adventures in Time and
Space (1946). Within a few years, he was the co-founding editor, with
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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 114427771 * LCCN : n88655189 * IATH