Jean Marie Stine

Jean Marie Stine (born Henry Eugene Stine, 1945 in Sikeston, Missouri) is an American editor, writer, anthologist, and publisher.


Stine worked as a book acquisitions and development editor for Newcastle Publishing and Leisure Books. For a number of years, she was a senior editor specializing in self-help titles for publisher Jeremy P. Tarcher. Stine's own non-fiction books include Double Your Brain Power (Prentice-Hall 1997), a selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club, which was translated into five languages.

Stine has served as publisher for O'Hara Publications, The Donning Company, the International Foundation for Gender Education, and Renaissance E Books.

Anthologies she has edited include The Great Women Detectives: Seven Classic Novelettes, Hearts of the West, Reel Futures: Classic Stories that Became Great SF Movies (with Forrest J Ackerman), and Those Doggone Dogs.

During the late 1960s Stine worked as a personal assistant to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry on special projects.


As an author, she has written fiction and non-fiction on a variety of subjects for more than one hundred publications including Premier, The Los Angeles News, Amazing Stories, Eros, Connundrum, and Brain Candy. Among her best known stories are "In the Kingdom of the Sons" and "No Exit" (with Larry Niven). Known pseudonyms include Sibly Whyte, and Allen Jorgenson.[1] Two recent ebook collections of Stine's work are Herstory & Other Science Fictions and Trans-Sexual: Tales for Gender Queers.

Stine published a number of science fiction novels and stories in the late 1960s and early 1970s as "Henry Stine", beginning with Season of the Witch in 1968, which was later adapted into the film as Memory Run. Under the name "Hank Stine", the author penned a tie-in novel based upon the TV series The Prisoner. After the departure of John J. Pierce, Stine was the editor of Galaxy for two issues in 1979. She was editor-in-chief of the science fiction and fantasy Starblaze line for Donning from 1979 to 1983, publishing titles such as Marion Zimmer Bradley's Ruins of Isis.

Issues concerning gender, such as change, role reversal and misalignment thereof, are recurrent themes in Stine's work. Stine's novel Season of the Witch describes the ordeal of a man, a hardened seducer, who lives off women, whose consciousness is transferred into the body of a woman as a legal punishment. Stine's short story "Jinni's So Long at the Fair" concerns a future in which a plague has wiped out all humans but those with a genetic abnormality, with male genes (karyotype XY) but female physiology (breasts, vagina). Another short story, "Herstory", describes deliberate manipulation of the timeline to change history so that every human religion in history has stressed the supremacy of woman over man.


  • Season of the Witch. Essex House (# 0112), North Hollywood 1968 Postscript by Harlan Ellison; Masquerade Books/Rhinoceros Publications, 1994; Renaissance E Books, 2008.
  • Thrill City, or The Dugpa. Essex House, North Hollywood 1969; Masquerde Books/Rhinoceros Publications, 1996.
  • The Prisoner # 3. Ace Books, New York 1970; Dennis Dobson, London 1979; also called: The Prisoner: A Day in the Life. New English Library, 1982. (the third paperback following the British TV series The Prisoner cf. The Prisoner in other media).
  • Forrest J. Ackerman, Jean Stine (eds.): I, Vampire: Intervies with the Undead. Longmeadowpress, Ann Arbor (1995).
  • Trans-Sexual: Transgressive Erotica for Gender Queers (2008)
  • Herstory & Other Science Fictions. Renaissance E Books, 2010.


  • It's All In Your Head: Remarkable Facts About the Human Mind (1994)
  • Writing Successful Self-Help and How-To Books (1997)
  • Double Your Brain Power (1998)
  • Ed Wood: The Early Years. Renaissance E Books, 2001.
  • Super Brain Power (2002)
  • Empowering Your Life with Runes (2004)


  1. ^ 2001 interview

External links

Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories is an American science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback's Experimenter Publishing. It was the first magazine devoted solely to science fiction. Science fiction stories had made regular appearances in other magazines, including some published by Gernsback, but Amazing helped define and launch a new genre of pulp fiction.

As of 2018, Amazing has been published, with some interruptions, for ninety-two years, going through a half-dozen owners and many editors as it struggled to be profitable. Gernsback was forced into bankruptcy and lost control of the magazine in 1929. In 1938 it was purchased by Ziff-Davis, who hired Raymond A. Palmer as editor. Palmer made the magazine successful though it was not regarded as a quality magazine within the science fiction community. In the late 1940s Amazing presented as fact stories about the Shaver Mystery, a lurid mythos that explained accidents and disaster as the work of robots named deros, which led to dramatically increased circulation but widespread ridicule. Amazing switched to a digest size format in 1953, shortly before the end of the pulp-magazine era. It was sold to Sol Cohen's Universal Publishing Company in 1965, which filled it with reprinted stories but did not pay a reprint fee to the authors, creating a conflict with the newly formed Science Fiction Writers of America. Ted White took over as editor in 1969, eliminated the reprints and made the magazine respected again: Amazing was nominated for the prestigious Hugo Award three times during his tenure in the 1970s. Several other owners attempted to create a modern incarnation of the magazine in the following decades, but publication was suspended after the March 2005 issue. A new incarnation appeared in July 2012 as an online magazine. Print publication resumed with the Fall 2018 issue.

Gernsback's initial editorial approach was to blend instruction with entertainment; he believed science fiction could educate readers. His audience rapidly showed a preference for implausible adventures, and the movement away from Gernsback's idealism accelerated when the magazine changed hands in 1929. Despite this, Gernsback had an enormous impact on the field: the creation of a specialist magazine for science fiction spawned an entire genre publishing industry. The letter columns in Amazing, where fans could make contact with each other, led to the formation of science fiction fandom, which in turn had a strong influence on the development of the field. Writers whose first story was published in the magazine include John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Howard Fast, Ursula K. Le Guin, Roger Zelazny, and Thomas M. Disch. Overall, though, Amazing itself was rarely an influential magazine within the genre after the 1920s. Some critics have commented that by "ghettoizing" science fiction, Gernsback harmed its literary growth, but this viewpoint has been countered by the argument that science fiction needed an independent market to develop in to reach its potential.

Dennis Dobson

Dennis Dobson (1919 – 1978) was a British book publisher who was the eponymous founder of a small but respected company in London.

Janrae Frank

Janrae Frank was an American journalist, writer and editor known primarily for her work in science fiction and fantasy. She wrote extensively on the subject of women and feminism in speculative fiction.

Jean Marie

Jean Marie may refer to:

Jean Marie Antoine de Lanessan (1843–1919), French statesman and naturalist

Jean Marie Balland (1934–1998), Roman Catholic Cardinal and Archbishop of Lyon

Jean Marie Chérestal, prime minister of Haïti

Jean Marie Higiro (born c. 1945), head of television and radio broadcasting in the Republic of Rwanda

Jean Marie Marcelin Gilibert (19th century), French Commissioner in the French Gendarmerie

Jean Marie Pardessus (1772–1853), French lawyer

Jean Marie Stine (born 1945), American editor, writer, anthologist, and publisher

Memory Run

Memory Run, also known as Synapse, is a 1995 action film set in the year 2015, starring Karen Duffy. It is based on the novel Season of the Witch (1968), published by Jean Marie Stine under her former name Hank Stine.

Renaissance E Books, Inc.

Renaissance E Books was founded by David O. Dyer Senior in 1997 and is one of the earliest publishers of ebooks on the web. Oddly the E in the company name has nothing to do with ebooks but is a shortening of the name of an earlier venture of Dyer's, Renaissance Enterprises. Shortly before his death in early 2003, Dyer sold the company to a consortium who named author/editor/anthologist Jean Marie Stine associate publisher. Renaissance E Books has two imprints: PageTurner Editions, which publishes popular fiction and nonfiction; REB Inc. Audio Books

Sikeston, Missouri

Sikeston is a city located both in southern Scott County and northern New Madrid County, in the state of Missouri. It is situated just north of the "Missouri Bootheel", although many locals consider Sikeston a part of it. By way of Interstate 55, Interstate 57, and U.S. Route 60, Sikeston is close to the halfway point between St. Louis, Missouri and Memphis, Tennessee and three hours from Nashville, Tennessee. The city is named after John Sikes, who founded it in 1860. It is the principal city of the Sikeston Micropolitan Statistical Area, which consists of all of Scott County, and has a total population of 41,143.

As of the 2010 census, the city population was 16,318, making it the fourth-most populous city in Missouri's 8th Congressional district (map) behind Cape Girardeau, Rolla, and Poplar Bluff and just ahead of Farmington. Before the 2010 census, it had been the second-most populous city in the district.


Stine is a surname. Notable persons with that name include:

Brad Stine (born 1960), American comedian and author

Charles Stine (1882–1954), American chemist

Clifford Stine (1906–1986), American cinematographer of horror films

Dennis Stine (born 1952), American politician

G. Harry Stine (1928–1997), American model rocketeer and author

Jean Marie Stine (born 1945), American science fiction author and publisher

Lee Stine (1913–2005), American professional baseball player

R. L. Stine (born 1943), American novelist of youth literature

Tim Stine (born 1956), American politician

W. Roland Stine (1940–2003), American educator and politicianas a given name:

Stine Lise Hattestad (born 1966), Norwegian freestyle skier

Stine Jørgensen (born 1990), Danish handball player

Stine Hjelm Jacobsen, Danish singer and vocalist of Electric Lady Lab

Stuart J. Byrne

Stuart James Byrne (October 26, 1913 - September 23, 2011) was an American screenwriter and writer of science fiction and fantasy. He published under his own name and the pseudonyms Rothayne Amare, John Bloodstone, Howard Dare, and Marx Kaye (a house pseudonym).

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.