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Edelman, Scott

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1955-    ) US editor and author, his fiction having had perhaps unduly little recognition, almost certainly because his work shifts from horror to fantasy to sf without any marketing consistency; his first work of genre interest was "Guinea Pigs" for Fantasy Book in May 1983. The stories assembled in Suicide Art (coll 1992 chap) are horror, though some tales in These Worlds Are Haunted (coll 2001) are sf; various individual stories, like "The Last Man on the Moon" (in Moon Shots, anth 1999, ed Peter Crowther and Martin H Greenberg) or "Eros or Agape Among the Asteroids" (in Once Upon a Galaxy, anth 2002, ed Wil McCarthy, Martin H Greenberg and John Helfers), are sf; and share a smooth, wry ease of telling. A Plague on Both Your Houses (1996 chap) is a play set in a Near Future Manhattan (see New York), presented in a lightly Jacobean idiom, and Equipoisal between horror and sf. The Gift (1990), a Vampire novel built around a gay romance, is more purely horror.

Though he has been fairly prolific as an author of fiction, Edelman remains better known for his editorial work in various fields, his most significant sf work has been editing Last Wave from 1983 to 1986, Science Fiction Age from 1992 to 2000 and Science Fiction Weekly (see Online Magazines) from 2000 (see these magazines for details). He is efficient, imaginative, and has managed to nurse these and other journals through difficult times for magazine publishing. [JC]

Scott Jeffrey Edelman

born New York: 31 March 1955



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