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Joseph Payne Brennan
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Vital statistics
Occupation Author
Gender Male
Birth Date December 20, 1918
Birth Location Bridgeport, Connecticut
Death Date January 28, 1990, age 71
Death Location
Notable Works Slime
Canavan's Back Yard
The Corpse of Charlie Rull

Joseph Payne Brennan, born December 20, 1918, was an author and poet of horror and fantasy fiction. He won several awards throughout his career and was published dozens of times in major magazines and anthologies.

His stories have been translated into several languages and also adapted into several television episodes and radio programs. He is probably best known for his novelette "Slime".

Brennan died January 28, 1990 at the age of 71.