Henry Kuttner (April 7, 1915 - February 4, 1958) was a science fiction author born in Los Angeles, California. In collaboration with his wife Catherine. L.Moore, Kuttner also wrote under the name Lewis Padgett.
Padgett was the author of many humorous short stories of science fiction in the 1940s and 1950s. Among the most famous were:
The "Gallegher" series of stories
Padgett's work "The Twonky" was the inspiration for a radio show recording and a full-length film (1953) by the same name.
Episode 12 of The Twilight Zone aired December 25, 1959 was based on his short story "What You Need", first published in the October 1945 issue of Astounding Science-Fiction magazine.
The New Line Cinema movie "The Last Mimzy" (March 2007) is based on the short story "Mimsy were the Borogoves" first published in the February 1943 issue of Astounding Science-Fiction magazine.
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