Kenneth Robeson

Kenneth Robeson


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Kenneth Robeson was the house name used by Street and Smith Publications as the author of their popular character Doc Savage and later The Avenger. Though most Doc Savage stories were written by the author Lester Dent, there were many others who contributed to the series, including:

William G. Bogart
Evelyn Coulson
Harold A. Davis
Lawrence Donovan
Alan Hathway
W. Ryerson Johnson

Lester Dent is usually considered to be the creator of Doc Savage. In the 1990s Philip José Farmer wrote a new Doc Savage adventure, but it was published under his own name and not by Robeson. Will Murray has since taken up the pseudonym and continued writing Doc Savage books as Robeson.

All 24 of the original stories featuring The Avenger were written by Paul Ernst,
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The Man of Bronze (Doc Sava...

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The Land of Terror (Doc Sav...

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Meteor Menace (Doc Savage, #3)

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The Polar Treasure (Doc Sav...

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The Sargasso Ogre (Doc Sava...

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The Lost Oasis (Doc Savage,...

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The Red Skull (Doc Savage, ...

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Fortress of Solitude (Doc S...

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The Monsters (Doc Savage, #7)

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Fear Cay (Doc Savage, #11)

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The Man of Bronze The Thousand-Headed Man Meteor Menace The Polar Treasure Brand of the Werewolf The Lost Oasis The Monsters
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The Desert Demons Horror In Gold The Infernal Buddha Death's Dark Domain The Forgotten Realm The Miracle Menace Doc Savage: Phantom Lagoon
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Justice, Inc. The Yellow Hoard The Sky Walker The Devil's Horns The Frosted Death The Blood Ring Stockholders In Death
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“Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it.
Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice.
Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage.
Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do.
Let me do right to all, and wrong no man.”
Kenneth Robeson, The Man of Bronze

“Monk made hairy fists of rage. "I'll wring their red necks for them. I'll twist their ears off, and make them eat them with onions."
"Time enough for that later," fumed Pat, adding, "Let's bid our fond adieus, and be on our unmerry way.”
Kenneth Robeson, Six Scarlet Scorpions

“Lester Dent died thinking his name and works belonged to a pulp past destined to be forgotten. Just a year before his passing, he scoffed at the mention of his old Doc Savage novels, saying, “They would be so outdated today that they would undoubtedly be funny. Hell, when I wrote them, an airplane that could fly 200 miles per hour was science fiction. They would be of no interest any more.” Five years after his death, Bantam Books released three Doc novels to test a market in which pulp reprints of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan of the Apes were selling briskly. Thanks in part to James Bama’s powerful monochromatic covers, Doc Savage sales surged and surged until millions of copies were sold, making “Kenneth Robeson” one of the best-selling authors of the 1960s—a posthumous vindication which, for all his imaginative powers, Lester Dent himself never envisioned.”
Kenneth Robeson, The Desert Demons

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