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Delap, Richard

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

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(1942-1987) US editor, reviewer and author who entered the sf world as a fan and soon began to publish book reviews, beginning with pieces in the Fanzine Granfalloon and contributing to "The Future in Books" column in Amazing Stories during 1959-1960. In Delap's F & SF Review he created a valuable review organ, whose folding was regretted. As a reviewer he was highly visible, being passionate, opinionated, and clear. He co-edited with Terry Dowling and Gil Lamont The Essential Ellison: A 35-Year Retrospective (coll 1987). His only novel, Shapes: A Romance of Horror (1987) with Walt Lee, is a Horror in SF tale about an extraterrestrial Shapeshifter who takes on male human form and inflicts himself upon vulnerable women (see Sex). [JC]

Richard Leon Delap

born Wichita, Kansas: 20 July 1942

died Los Angeles, California: 26 October 1987


works as editor


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