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Emil Petaja (12 April 1915—2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer whose career spanned seven decades. He was the author of 13 published novels, nearly 150 short stories, numerous poems, and a handful of books and articles on various subjects. Though he wrote science fiction, fantasy, horror stories, detective fiction, and poetry, Petaja considered his work part of an older tradition of "weird fiction."

Petaja was also a small press publisher. In 1995, he was named the first ever Author Emeritus by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

Of Finnish descent, Petaja's best known works are a series of science fiction novels based on the Kalevala, the Finnish verse epic. Petaja's series brought him readers from around the world, while his particular mythological approach to science fiction has been discussed in scholarly publications and included in related anthologies.

In a statement published in Contemporary Authors (Gale Research, 1984), Petaja commented, "My writing endeavors have mainly been to entertain, except for the factual material concerning Hannes Bok and fantasy art in general, which serves to indicate my enthusiasm for these subjects. My novels about the Finnish legendary epic Kalevala: The Land of Heroes spring from a lifelong interest in this fine poetic work. I own six translations of the Kalevala, as well as the work in the original. Both of my parents were Finnish."

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Total Books: 7
Horror Gems Volume Nine featuring Emil Petaja and others
2015 - Horror Gems Volume Nine Featuring Emil Petaja and Others [Volume 9] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612872711
ISBN-10: 1612872719
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Horror Gems Vol One
2011 - Horror Gems Vol One (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781612870298
ISBN-10: 1612870295
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Stolen Sun
1979 - The Stolen Sun (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879974909
ISBN-10: 0879974907
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Saga of Lost Earths
1979 - The Saga of Lost Earths (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879974626
ISBN-10: 0879974621
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Star Quest / Doom of the Green Planet
1968 - Star Quest / Doom of the Green Planet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780200807005
ISBN-10: 0200807005
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Stardrift and Other Fantastic Flotsam
Stardrift and Other Fantastic Flotsam (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780686001720
ISBN-10: 0686001729

Amazing Stories June 1943
Amazing Stories June 1943 [Vol. 17, no. 6] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781773443065
ISBN-10: 1773443062