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Fantasy Press

Entry updated 20 December 2011. Tagged: Publisher.

An early US Small Press specializing in sf/fantasy, historically important in the growth of genre-sf Publishing before sf was discovered by mass-market book houses. It was founded by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach in 1946, based in Reading, Pennsylvania. It published a number of works in hardcover by such authors as John W Campbell Jr, L Sprague de Camp, E E "Doc" Smith, Stanley G Weinbaum and Jack Williamson. It folded in 1958 at a time when small-press publishing was in crisis. Eshbach sold the company and its stock to Donald M Grant Publisher. [MJE/PN]

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