Randall Garrett (1927-1987)
Randall Garrett was an American science fiction and fantasy author and a prolific contributor to Astounding and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s under a wide variety of pseudonyms and house names. His first publication was a Probability Zero vignette for Astounding Science-Fiction in 1944. Garrett was at one time part of the Ziff-Davis stable writing for Amazing Stories and Fantastic, when he and his sometime collaborator Robert Silverberg ran a 'fiction factory' together. His third wife was Vicki Ann Heydron.