C. J. Henderson

Chris "C.J." Henderson (December 26, 1951 – July 4, 2014[1]) was an American writer of horror, hardboiled crime fiction and comic books.

C. J. Henderson
Henderson at the November 2008 Big Apple Con in Manhattan
Henderson at the November 2008 Big Apple Con in Manhattan
BornDecember 26, 1951
DiedJuly 4, 2014 (aged 62)
OccupationWriter, film critic, editor
GenreHorror, hardboiled fiction, dark fantasy, science fiction
Website
Archived copy of website

Early life

C. J. Henderson grew up in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. His family moved around for the first few years of his life until finally settling in Bridgeville in Western Pennsylvania. After attending the California University of Pennsylvania, he moved to New York City.[2] He began telling stories when he was young. He listed his favorite authors as Robert E. Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, Poul Anderson, Frank Miller, Stan Lee, Alan Moore, Clifford D. Simak, John Brunner, Philip K. Dick, James Clavell, Lester Dent, Jonathan Swift, Edgar Rice Burroughs, C. J. Cherryh, Sax Rohmer, Rex Stout, Jack Vance, Brett Halliday, Jack London, C.L. Moore, and Percy Bysshe Shelley. His favorite poem was Shelley's "Ozymandias".[3]

Career

Before he was able to make a living from writing, Henderson worked in a variety of jobs, such as cooking, waiting tables and washing dishes in the food service industry, managing a movie theater, interior painting, and working as a blackjack dealer, road crew technician, salesman and bank guard. He has worked in education as an instructor of English and creative writing, drama coach and camp counselor. Aside from fiction, his publishing work also includes working as a movie critic, magazine editor.[2]

His best-known work in the hardboiled genre is Jack Hagee detective series and his supernatural detective Teddy London series, as well as many other short stories and novels featuring many characters from Lovecraftian fiction and Kolchak: The Night Stalker, as well as his own.

Henderson wrote comic books for such companies as Marvel, Eternity, Tekno Comix, Moonstone Books, and Valiant,[4] most notably on Tekno's Neil Gaiman's Lady Justice and Moonstone's Kolchak adaptations.

Henderson also contributed to the SFWA Bulletin, the official publication of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. One of his articles, in which he praised Barbie for maintaining "quiet dignity the way a woman should", was part of the cause of a controversy about sexism in the Bulletin in 2013, leading to the resignation of the Bulletin's editor Jean Rabe.[5]

Personal life

Henderson was married to fashion designer Grace Tin Lo. They and their daughter, Erica, lived in Brooklyn, New York.[2] Erica became a comic book artist, drawing such books as The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (Marvel), and Jughead (Archie)[6]

Bibliography

Novels

Short story collections

  • Where Angels Fear (Dark Quest Books, 2010, ISBN 978-0982619711)

Prose

Comics

Kolchak - Novels and Novellas

  • "Kolchak: A Black and Evil Truth", Novel (2007, Moonstone)

Prose novellas with spot illustrations include:

  • "Kolchak: The Lovecraftian Horror" (with Jaime Calderon) (2007, Moonstone)
  • "Kolchak: The Lovecraftian Damnation" (with Robert Hack) (2010, Moonstone)
  • "Kolchak: The Lovecraftian Gambit" (with Robert Hack), in Kolchak: Necronomicon (2012, Moonstone)
  • "Kolchak: The Lost World" (with Douglas Klauba) (2012, Moonstone)

Notes

  1. ^ "C.J. Henderson (1951-2014)". Locus Online. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  2. ^ a b c "About the Author – CJ Henderson". CJ Henderson: The Official Site. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  3. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". CJ Henderson: The Official Site. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. Retrieved September 13, 2013.
  4. ^ Author biography, Punisher: The Prize (Marvel Comics, 1990).
  5. ^ Anders, Charlie Jane (June 6, 2013). "The editor of SFWA's bulletin resigns over sexist articles". io9. Retrieved June 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Erica Henderson". Comic Vine. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

References

External links

2011 in comics

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2014 in literature

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2017 All-SEC football team

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Georgia won the conference, in a rematch, beating Auburn 28–7 in the SEC Championship.

Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson was voted the AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith was voted the AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

2018 All-SEC football team

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Alabama won the conference, beating Georgia 35–28 in the SEC Championship.

Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was voted the AP SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen was voted the AP SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

Arkham Tales

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The anthology is edited by William Jones.

Azathoth

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Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

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Carnage Gaming Convention

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Chris Henderson (disambiguation)

Chris Henderson (born 1970) is an American soccer player.

Chris or Christopher Henderson may also refer to:

Chris Henderson (American musician), guitarist with 3 Doors Down

Chris Henderson (Canadian musician) (born 1984), Canadian country musician

C. J. Henderson (1951–2014), American writer

Christopher Henderson (character), a minor character in the television series 24

Christopher "Deep" Henderson, American music composer

George Henderson (Australian politician) (Christopher George Henderson, 1857–1933)

Crypt of Cthulhu

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Described by its editor as "a bizarre miscegenation; half Lovecraft Studies rip-off, half humor magazine, a 'pulp thriller and theological journal,'" it was a great deal more than that. Lovecraft scholarship was always a mainstay, with articles contributed by Steve Behrends, Edward P. Berglund, Peter Cannon, Stefan Dziemianowicz, S. T. Joshi, Robert A. W. Lowndes, Dirk W. Mosig, Will Murray, Darrell Schweitzer, Colin Wilson and Price himself. However the magazine published stories and poems too: resurrected, newly discovered, or in a few cases newly written, by Lovecraft and other such Weird Tales veterans as R. H. Barlow, Robert Bloch, Hugh B. Cave, August Derleth, C. M. Eddy, Jr., Robert E. Howard, Carl Jacobi, Henry Kuttner, Frank Belknap Long, E. Hoffmann Price, Duane W. Rimel, Richard F. Searight, Clark Ashton Smith and Wilfred Blanch Talman. It also had stories and poems by newer writers paying tribute to the old, including Ramsey Campbell, Lin Carter, John Glasby, C. J. Henderson, T. E. D. Klein, Thomas Ligotti, Brian Lumley, Gary Myers and Richard L. Tierney. Several issues were devoted to showcasing one or another of such authors. Its contents were illustrated by such artists of the fantastic as Thomas Brown, Jason C. Eckhardt, Stephen E. Fabian, D. L. Hutchinson, Robert H. Knox, Allen Koszowski, Gavin O'Keefe and Gahan Wilson. Its reviews covered genre books, films and games.

The magazine's run initial run encompassed 107 issues over a span of 20 years. The first 75 issues (dated Hallowmas 1981 through Michaelmas 1990), were published by Price under his own Cryptic Publications imprint. The next 26 issues, (dated Hallowmas 1990 through Eastertide 1999 and numbered 76 through 101) were published by Necronomicon Press. The last 6 issues, (dated Lammas 1999 through Eastertide 2001 and numbered 102 through 107), were published by Mythos Books. The magazine was inactive after 2001; however, Necronomicon Press revived it in 2017 with issue 108 (dated Hallomas 2017).

Honey West

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John Kirowan

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the beaten tracks of life."The story The Haunter of the Ring provides much of Kirowan's background as well as establishing a link to Howard's Conan stories. The ring of the title is Thoth-Amon's Serpent Ring of Set, first mentioned in the short story The Phoenix on the Sword. Kirowan states that it has been "handed down by foul cults of sorcerers since the days of forgotten Stygia."

Lady Justice (comics)

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Octopussy

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