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Mario Mozart! - a Mario Bros Sonata (Classical Piano Arrangement)
Mario Mozart! - a Mario Bros Sonata (Classical Piano Arrangement)
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Laurence Manning
Game of Thrones - Main Title (Piano Cover)
Game of Thrones - Main Title (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Laurence Manning
111817 SCISA 3A Championship Hammond v Laurence Manning
111817 SCISA 3A Championship Hammond v Laurence Manning
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: Columbia Star Videos
Beethoven Sonata Op. 27 N.1: Allegro Molto Vivace
Beethoven Sonata Op. 27 N.1: Allegro Molto Vivace
Published: 2018/02/13
Channel: Laurence Manning
Super Mario x Shostakovich - a Mario Bros Waltz (Classical Piano Arrangement)
Super Mario x Shostakovich - a Mario Bros Waltz (Classical Piano Arrangement)
Published: 2017/05/21
Channel: Laurence Manning
Porter-Gaud vs Laurence Manning Basketball Highlights
Porter-Gaud vs Laurence Manning Basketball Highlights
Published: 2016/12/01
Channel: Dale Lanford
Miroirs - Maurice Ravel (Laurence Manning)
Miroirs - Maurice Ravel (Laurence Manning)
Published: 2014/04/09
Channel: Laurence Manning
SCISA State cheerleading competition Laurence Manning
SCISA State cheerleading competition Laurence Manning
Published: 2007/10/14
Channel: lucycamlin
Final Fantasy XV - Ravus Aeterna (Piano Cover)
Final Fantasy XV - Ravus Aeterna (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Laurence Manning
Jae King (#10), #Laurence Manning Gm #2 (8 pts),Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (1st half)
Jae King (#10), #Laurence Manning Gm #2 (8 pts),Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (1st half)
Published: 2015/01/08
Channel: Jae King
Ori and the Blind Forest - Light of Nibel (Piano Cover)
Ori and the Blind Forest - Light of Nibel (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Laurence Manning
Zelda II : The Adventure of Link (Piano Medley) - Including Palace Theme
Zelda II : The Adventure of Link (Piano Medley) - Including Palace Theme
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: Laurence Manning
Jae King (#10), #Laurence Manning Gm #2 (8 pts),Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (2nd half)
Jae King (#10), #Laurence Manning Gm #2 (8 pts),Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (2nd half)
Published: 2015/01/08
Channel: Jae King
Roy Hudgens vs Laurence Manning 1976
Roy Hudgens vs Laurence Manning 1976
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Robert Mitchell
Jae King (#10), #Manning Game (7 pts), Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (1st half)
Jae King (#10), #Manning Game (7 pts), Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (1st half)
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Jae King
Hommage à André Gagnon - Laurence Manning
Hommage à André Gagnon - Laurence Manning
Published: 2014/04/09
Channel: Laurence Manning
Genesis - "Firth of Fifth" Piano Intro
Genesis - "Firth of Fifth" Piano Intro
Published: 2017/11/09
Channel: Laurence Manning
Entrevue - Laurence Manning - Concert Bénéfice 2014
Entrevue - Laurence Manning - Concert Bénéfice 2014
Published: 2014/02/14
Channel: Philippe Manning
JV Football Porter Gaud Vs  Laurence Manning
JV Football Porter Gaud Vs Laurence Manning
Published: 2016/10/01
Channel: Ben AvRutick
2013 Laurence Manning Academy Grandparents Day
2013 Laurence Manning Academy Grandparents Day
Published: 2013/06/29
Channel: Martin Gamble
First and Ten 2013 Highlights: Laurence Manning at Hammond
First and Ten 2013 Highlights: Laurence Manning at Hammond
Published: 2013/09/14
Channel: WACH FOX
Laurence Manning 33 Florence Christian 13
Laurence Manning 33 Florence Christian 13
Published: 2012/08/18
Channel: WPDE ABC15
Beethoven 32 | Laurence Manning
Beethoven 32 | Laurence Manning
Published: 2018/01/08
Channel: Webtélé IPIXTV
Anderson Vid Rev1
Anderson Vid Rev1
Published: 2012/04/11
Channel: andersonsportsfan
Wilson Hall football playoff vs. Laurence Manning Academy
Wilson Hall football playoff vs. Laurence Manning Academy
Published: 2013/12/12
Channel: Randy Croft
Final Fantasy XV - Valse di Fantastica / Altissia Theme (Piano Cover)
Final Fantasy XV - Valse di Fantastica / Altissia Theme (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Laurence Manning
Laurence Manning Academy being Crowned as SCISA AAA State Champions
Laurence Manning Academy being Crowned as SCISA AAA State Champions
Published: 2012/02/27
Channel: SC Sports Source.Com
Angry Birds Theme Song (Piano Cover)
Angry Birds Theme Song (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/07/29
Channel: Laurence Manning
Hammond wins SCISA title over Laurence Manning
Hammond wins SCISA title over Laurence Manning
Published: 2014/11/23
Channel: WACH FOX
League of Legends - Tidecaller / Nami
League of Legends - Tidecaller / Nami's Theme (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Laurence Manning
Trifantasy - Dragon Roost (The Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker)
Trifantasy - Dragon Roost (The Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker)
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: Laurence Manning
Final Fantasy IV : Welcome to Our Town! (Piano Collections Cover)
Final Fantasy IV : Welcome to Our Town! (Piano Collections Cover)
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: Laurence Manning
The Legend Of Zelda: Majora
The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask - Song of Healing (Piano Cover)
Published: 2018/02/06
Channel: Laurence Manning
James
James' Swampcat Parade
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: SwampCat TV
Jae King (#10), #Manning Game (7 pts), Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (2nd half)
Jae King (#10), #Manning Game (7 pts), Point Guard, Class of 2018, Columbia, SC (2nd half)
Published: 2014/12/10
Channel: Jae King
Rousso - Rosemont
Rousso - Rosemont
Published: 2017/11/30
Channel: Rousso Music
Heathwood Hall vs. Laurence Manning highlights and postgame reaction.
Heathwood Hall vs. Laurence Manning highlights and postgame reaction.
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: The State Newspaper
The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time - Title Theme (Piano cover)
The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time - Title Theme (Piano cover)
Published: 2017/05/25
Channel: Laurence Manning
Team4 199 Rashaad Robinson 6
Team4 199 Rashaad Robinson 6'2 180 Laurence Manning SC 2016
Published: 2013/11/19
Channel: ScoutsFocusEvents
English suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (J. S. Bach)
English suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (J. S. Bach)
Published: 2015/06/28
Channel: Laurence Manning
Final Fantasy X : To Zanarkand (Piano Collections Cover)「ザナルカンドへ」
Final Fantasy X : To Zanarkand (Piano Collections Cover)「ザナルカンドへ」
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Laurence Manning
Concertos Russes avec Laurence Manning et Antoine Laporte
Concertos Russes avec Laurence Manning et Antoine Laporte
Published: 2017/06/11
Channel: Webtélé IPIXTV
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild - E3 Trailer (Piano Cover)
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild - E3 Trailer (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Laurence Manning
Birthday jam for Laurence @ Manning Mania
Birthday jam for Laurence @ Manning Mania
Published: 2015/04/19
Channel: Pierre Alexis
2016 Porter-Gaud Football Week 9 Highlights vs Laurence Manning (Win 41-15)
2016 Porter-Gaud Football Week 9 Highlights vs Laurence Manning (Win 41-15)
Published: 2016/10/24
Channel: Main Highlights
Laurence Manning, pianiste, expose...
Laurence Manning, pianiste, expose...
Published: 2011/11/07
Channel: MaisondelaMusique
Heather and friends Wheel and Axle video for Laurence Manning.
Heather and friends Wheel and Axle video for Laurence Manning.
Published: 2009/12/22
Channel: RHEALON
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild - Switch Story Trailer (Piano Cover)
The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild - Switch Story Trailer (Piano Cover)
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Laurence Manning
Will Epps (Laurence Manning Head Basketball Coach) Talks After Win Over Pinewood Prep 64-63
Will Epps (Laurence Manning Head Basketball Coach) Talks After Win Over Pinewood Prep 64-63
Published: 2012/02/23
Channel: SC Sports Source.Com
Will Epps (Laurence Manning Head Coach) Talks After His Team Wins SCISA AAA State Title
Will Epps (Laurence Manning Head Coach) Talks After His Team Wins SCISA AAA State Title
Published: 2012/02/27
Channel: SC Sports Source.Com
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Laurence Manning c.1932
Laurence Manning, December, 1951
Top (l-r): Laurence, age 17; father Dr. James W.; brother Frederick Charles. Bottom (l-r): mother Helen G.A. Hanington; sister Helen Marjorie.

Laurence Manning (July 20, 1899 – April 10, 1972) was a Canadian science fiction author.

Manning was born in St. John, New Brunswick and attended Kings College in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As did his two older brothers, Manning signed up to participate in WWI, but he was too young - he was still in training, and never saw action overseas. He signed his attestation papers for the RFC on 14 May 1918.

In the 1920s he moved to the United States, living initially with his great uncle, Craven Langstroth Betts, the noted Canadian poet[1]. In the USA, he lived in Manhattan before moving to Staten Island in 1928, where he began writing short stories for several pulp science fiction magazines. After teaming with SF writer Fletcher Pratt in "City of the Living Dead" in the May, 1930 issue of Science Wonder Stories, he wrote "The Voyage of the 'Asteroid'", which appeared in the Summer 1932 issue of Wonder Stories Quarterly, and The Man Who Awoke, a series of stories that was later published as a novel. He also translated at least one German-language story for Hugo Gernsback's magazines (this may have been the translation of his popular story "The Man Who Awoke," published as Der Jartausendschlafer (The Millennium Sleeper). However, In the July, August and September, 1932 issues of Wonder Stories appeared "In the Year 8000", by Otfrid von Hanstein, translated by Manning, teamed with Konrad Schmidt.

Manning gave up his successful writing career at the end of 1935 (with the exceptions of "Coal Thief" in the April, 1936 The Planeteer and "Expedition to Pluto" in the winter, 1939 Planet Stories), and devoted his time to Kelsey mail order nursery business he owned and managed. Apart from several short stories in the 1950s (Good-Bye, Ilha!, Mr. Mottle Goes Pouf, Men on Mars), he never wrote any more science fiction. However, he was the author of a successful book on gardening, The How and Why of Better Gardening (1951), Van Nostrand & Co, used for more than 40 years as a textbook by the Garden Clubs of America.

He was a founding member of the American Interplanetary Society, serving as both president and editor of the Society's publication, Astronautics. For his involvement in the Society, Manning is recognized by the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum as an early rocketry pioneer. It was during his tenure as president of the society that the organization's name was changed to the American Rocket Society. Manning retired from the Society in the mid-1940s, stating that rocketry had 'grown up', and was no longer a place for amateurs. In 1960, Manning was awarded a fellowship in the Society, presumably given at the Society's annual meeting.

Manning married Edith Mary Finette Burrows in 1928 and had three children: Helen Louise, Dorothy, and James Edward. His daughter Dorothy has mentioned that Lawrence was not only a skilled writer, but a pianist as well. He composed his own pieces, primarily as Music Director of his church, though never published any. He also smoked pipe. He lived in Highlands, New Jersey from 1951 until his death in 1972.


Works[edit]

Manning's "The Call of the Mech-Men " was the cover story for the November 1933 issue of Wonder Stories
  • Native Flowering Evergreens (American Forests and Forest Life, July 1925)
  • Fuzzy (American Forests and Forest Life, October 1925)
  • Elaiah, an Easter Story of the Trees (American Forests and Forest Life, April 1927)
  • Several articles in Better Homes and Gardens (Need Volume/Issue Numbers)
  • City of the Living Dead co-authored with Fletcher Pratt (May, 1930 Science Wonder Stories), reprinted by Gernsback Publications in 1939
  • The Voyage of the Asteroid (Summer, 1932 Wonder Stories Quarterly)
  • In The Year 8000 (by Otfrid von Hanstein, translated by Laurence Manning and Konrad Schmidt)(Jul, Aug, Sep, 1932 Wonder Stories)
  • Wreck of the Asteroid, Part One (Dec, 1932 Wonder Stories)
  • Wreck of the Asteroid, Part Two (January, 1933 Wonder Stories)
  • Wreck of the Asteroid, Part Three (February, 1934 Wonder Stories)
  • The Man Who Awoke, Part 1 (March, 1933 Wonder Stories)
  • Manning with wife Edith Mary Finette Burrows and daughter Helen Louise, ca. winter, 1930.
    The Man Who Awoke, Part 2 (April, 1933 Wonder Stories)
  • The Man Who Awoke, Part 3 (May, 1933 Wonder Stories)
  • The Man Who Awoke, Part 4 (June, 1933 Wonder Stories)
  • The Man Who Awoke, Part 5 (August, 1933 Wonder Stories)
  • The Call of the Mech Men (November, 1933 Wonder Stories)
  • Caverns of Horror (March, 1934 Wonder Stories)
  • Voice of Atlantis (July, 1934 Wonder Stories)
  • Interview with Laurence Manning (July, 1934 Fantasy Magazine)
  • The Living Galaxy (September, 1934 Wonder Stories)
  • The Moth Message (December, 1934 Wonder Stories)
  • The Prophetic Voice (April, 1935 Wonder Stories)
  • Seeds From Space (June, 1935 Wonder Stories)
  • World of the Mist, Part 1 (September, 1935 Wonder Stories)
  • World of the Mist, Part 2 (October, 1935 Wonder Stories)
  • Coal Thief (April, 1936 The Planeteer)
  • Expedition to Pluto (Winter, 1939 Planet Stories (With Fletcher Pratt))

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1925 New York State Census, Richmond, New York, US
  • "Laurence (Edward) Manning" Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2004.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 251: Canadian Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writers. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Edited by Douglas Ivison, University of Western Ontario.
  • Oral history passed down by Helen Louise Manning Tomlinson and Dorothy C. Manning Sachs.

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