Zenna Henderson


Born
in Tuscon, Arizona, The United States
November 01, 1917

Died
May 11, 1983

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Zenna Chlarson Henderson was born on November 1, 1917 in the Tucson, Arizona area. She graduated from Arizona State in 1940 with a Bachelors degree in education and worked as a teacher in Arizona throughout her life. She died on May 11, 1983, at the age of 65, in Tucson.

Henderson is known almost entirely for short stories about "The People." The People are a race of sensitive, human-looking aliens with psychic abilities who are separated after crash-landing on Earth but come to find each other over a period of many years.

Publishing her "People" stories in the leading science fiction magazines of the 50's, 60's and 70's, Henderson became a pioneer in many areas of science fiction literature. She was one of the first female science fiction
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Pilgrimage: The Book of the...

4.34 avg rating — 1,345 ratings — published 1961 — 20 editions
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The People: No Different Flesh

4.36 avg rating — 844 ratings — published 1967 — 9 editions
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Holding Wonder

4.32 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
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The Anything Box

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Ingathering: The Complete P...

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The People Collection

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The Zenna Henderson Collection

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The Anything Box

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Something Bright

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Things

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“If God wanted humans to play chess, he would have made us black or white.”
Zenna Henderson

“In any age when people pervert goodness, love, and obedience and set up a god small enough to fit their shrunken souls...Anything is evil,...It lies on the other side of the line you draw around what you will accept as good. Some people's lines are awfully narrow.”
Zenna Henderson, The People: No Different Flesh

“The words are the words of English, but the sense is the sense of confusion.”
Zenna Henderson, Pilgrimage: The Book of the People

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