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Mildred Clingerman (1918–1997)

Author of A Cupful of Space

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Mildred Clingerman, née McElroy, was born in Oklahoma and moved with her family to Tucson, Arizona in 1929. She graduated from Tucson High School and attended the University of Arizona. In 1937, she married Stuart Clingerman. She became a well-known fantasy and science fiction writer in the 1950s. Her work appeared often in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction as well as mainstream publications, including Good Housekeeping and Colliers. A collection of her short stories was published as A Cupful of Space (1960). Her stories have also appeared in many anthologies, including literature textbooks for middle and high school students. Anthony Boucher, editor of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, included her story "The Wild Wood" in the seventh volume of The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction (1958) and dedicated the book to her, calling her the "most serendipitous of discoveries." She was active in the Tucson Press Club, serving several terms on its Board of Directors, and taught at the University of Arizona.
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