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Currey, L W

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Critic.

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(1942-    ) US specialist bookseller (since 1968) and bibliographer. With David G Hartwell he published SF-I: A Selective Bibliography (1971 chap), writing together as Kilgore Trout; with Hartwell founded (in 1973) and operated Dragon Press, a Small Press publishing books about sf, fantasy and horror; the partnership was dissolved in 1979, leaving Hartwell sole owner. Also with Hartwell, he co-edited the Gregg Press Science Fiction Reprint series 1975-1981; alone he edited the Gregg Press Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy author Bibliographies 1980-1983. Currey's books are: A Research Guide to Science Fiction Studies: An Annotated Checklist of Primary and Secondary Sources for Fantasy and Science Fiction (1977) with Marshall B Tymn and Roger Schlobin; Index to Stories in Thematic Anthologies of Science Fiction (1978) with Tymn, Martin H Greenberg and Joseph D Olander; and Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction (1979). This last is his most important work, a standard text which brought new standards of accuracy and scholarship to sf bibliography. Listings for newly covered authors are often published in The New York Review of Science Fiction. In 2002, a revised edition of the bibliography was released on searchable CD-ROM only. Science Fiction, Utopian, Fantasy & Horror Literature (1705-1938) (1993), offered as his antiquarian bookseller's catalogue #94, is an extensively annotated checklist of almost 1000 texts from the library of Donald A Wollheim.

The editors of this encyclopedia are grateful for his permission to use cover images from the L W Currey, Inc, dealer website in their Picture Gallery feature [see under links below]. [PN/TSM]

see also: SF in the Classroom.

Lloyd Wesley Currey

born San Francisco, California: 26 September 1942



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