Harry C. Crosby, Jr., who wrote SF as Christopher Anvil, died at home in Cayuta NY on November 30th, 2009. He was born Mar. 11, 1925 in Norwich, CT.
He published over 100 short stories and several novels, and was most prolific in the ’50s and ’60s, with his work appearing extensively in Astounding/Analog. In recent years Baen Books has published seven of a planned eight volumes collecting all his SF, edited by Eric Flint.
He is survived by his wife, two children, and five grandchildren.
See the January issue of Locus for a complete obituary.