J. Hunter Holly

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Joan Carol Holly
Pen nameJ. Hunter Holly
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materMichigan State University
GenreScience fiction

Joan Carol Holly (1932–1982) was a science fiction author who wrote under the pseudonym J. Hunter Holly in the late 1950s until the mid-1970s. Holly lived and wrote in Lansing, Michigan and from her various book dedications, had a strong love of cats.

Holly graduated from Michigan State University during 1954 with a B.A. in psychology. Her affiliations at the University were Phi Kappa, Tau Sigma & Psi Chi. She was the recipient of the Hinman superior student scholarship.[1]


  • Encounter (1959)
  • The Green Planet (1961)[2]
  • The Dark Planet (1962)
  • The Flying Eyes (1962)[3]
  • The Running Man (1963)
  • The Gray Aliens (1963, published in the UK as The Grey Aliens)
  • The Time Twisters (1964)
  • The Dark Enemy (1965)
  • The Mind Traders (1967)
  • Keeper (1976)
  • Death Dolls of Lyra (1977)
  • Shepherd (1977)

Holly also contributed to the Man from UNCLE series of original novels, writing #10 The Assassination Affair.[4]

Joan Holly also contributed stories for Roger Elwood's series of books and sci-fi magazines, under both her real name and her pseudonym. Some of these, The Chronicles of a Comer in particular, have a religious theme.


  1. ^ The author's profile notes, in her 1961 paperback book Encounter
  2. ^ Library of Congress (1964). The National Union Catalogs, 1963-: A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries. 41. p. 330.
  3. ^ David Seed (July 1, 2007). "Constructing America's enemies: the invasions of the USA". Yearbook of English Studies. 37 (2): 64(22). ISSN 0306-2473.
  4. ^ Library of Congress Copyright Office (1967). Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: 1967: January-June. 21. p. 478.

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