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Getting To Know "The Man From Mars"

Penguin Books

Before "Star Wars," we had "Star Trek." 

Before "Star Trek," we had flying saucers to think about… and worry about appearing in real life. 

Chalk that worry up as a success for one Ray Palmer. 

As a writer and editor on some of the country's premier fantasy and science fiction publications, he cranked out a lot of influential material in the mid-20th century. 

Author Fred Nadis tells Palmer's story in "The Man from Mars: Ray Palmer’s Amazing Pulp Journey."    

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.