Jaffery, Sheldon

Tagged: Author | Editor | Critic

(1934-2003) US attorney, editor and bibliographer. In the latter capacity he concentrated on fantasy and horror, beginning with Horrors and Unpleasantries: A Bibliographical History and Collector's Price Guide to Arkham House (1982; rev vt The Arkham House Companion) [for full subtitle see Checklist] (1989) a bibliography of Arkham House productions. His guides to Weird TalesThe Collector's Index to Weird Tales (1985) with Frederick S Cook – and to DAW BooksFuture and Fantastic Worlds: A Bibliographical Retrospective of DAW Books (1972-1987) (dated 1987 but 1988) – are also useful tools, the last in particular providing full synopses as well as a competent checklist; similarly useful in its field is Double Trouble: A Bibliographic Chronicle of Ace Mystery Doubles (1992). Anthologies of interest include Sensuous Science Fiction from the Weird and Spicy Pulps (anth 1982), Selected Tales of Grim and Grue from the Horror Pulps (anth 1987), The Weirds: A Facsimile Selection of Fiction from the Era of the Shudder Pulps (anth 1987) and To the Stars and Beyond (anth 1992). Jaffery received the 1998 Hammer Award from the Horror Writers Association for his services as a volunteer to the organization. [JC]

Sheldon Ronald Jaffery

born Cleveland, Ohio: 22 April 1934

died Beachwood, Ohio: 10 July 2003

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