Anthony M. Rud
Born January 11, 1893 Chicago, Illinois Died November 30, 1942 (aged 49) New York City Pen name Ray McGillivary, Anson Piper, R. Anthony Nationality American Genres science fiction, horror, detective Notable works Ooze (1923), The Stuffed Men (1934) Years active 1918–1942
Anthony Melville Rud (11 January 1893 – 30 November 1942) was an American writer and pulp magazine editor. Some of his works were published under the pen names Ray McGillivary and Anson Piper.
Anthony Melville Rud was born in
Chicago, Illinois to Dr. Anthony Rud (1867-1928), an immigrant from Kongsberg, Norway and Dr. Alice Florence (Piper) Rud (1871-1941). 
Rud attended St. John's Military School in  Delafield, Wisconsin and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1914. He also studied at Rush Medical College in Chicago.
As an author, he worked in several genres, including
science fiction, horror and detective. His notable works include science fiction/horror/detective story Ooze (1923), which appeared in the first issue of and also featured in the book collection and Weird Tales The Moon Terror published by Weird Tales (anonymously edited by Farnsworth Wright).
Rud authored a science fiction novel named The Stuffed Men (1934). Rud contributed stories to  Weird Tales, , Argosy and other magazines.
He was the fourth editor of Thrilling Wonder Stories from 15 October 1927 to 15 February 1930. Adventure magazine
He died in New York City at age 49.
Selected short stories
The Devil's Heirloom (1922) 
Ooze (1923) 
The Stuffed Men (1934)  The Place of Hairy Death (1934) 
The Last Grubstake (1922)
The Second Generation (1923)
The Devil's Heirloom (1924)
The Sentence of the Six-Gun (1926)
The Rose Bath Riddle (1934)
House of the Damned (1934)
The Stuffed Men (1935) Black Creek Buckaroo (1941)
The Place of Hairy Death and Other Stories (2015) The Vengeance of the Wah Fu Tong ( The Complete Cases of Jigger Masters, Volume 1) (2018)
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