The Winning of Mickey Free by Robert Silverberg

The Winning of Mickey Free

by Robert Silverberg

writing as W.R. Burnett*

Form: Novel

Year: 1965

ID: 1291

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Comments:

Silverberg finished this book for WR Burnett, though in his own words, he considers himself more editor than ghost-writer.

After Burnett died, I was handed a vast mass of almost incoherent manuscript by my agent (his agent too) and asked to carve a novel out of it. The result was THE WINNING OF MICKEY FREE, which Bantam published. There may have been a second Mickey Free novel too. But I wasn't ghosting the books — just putting the disorderly manuscript into publishable form.

A similar situation arose on another Burnett book, Round the Clock at Volari's.

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