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Golden Gryphon Press

Entry updated 11 September 2023. Tagged: Publisher.

US Small Press publisher based in Urbana, Illinois, and founded in 1997 by Jim Turner after he left Arkham House the previous year. In its fourteen years of existence Golden Gryphon published sixty-two hardcover titles, with very occasional trade paperback reprint editions. After Turner's death in 1999 his brother Gary Turner took over as publisher and, with Marty Halpern, editor.

Golden Gryphon's editorial policies were similar to those established by Turner at Arkham House, publishing mainly short-story collections by contemporary sf, fantasy, and horror writers. These included many of the authors published earlier at Arkham house, such as Michael Bishop, Nancy Kress, Richard Lupoff, Ian R MacLeod and Lucius Shepard, as well as new names such as Kage Baker, Neal Barrett, Andy Duncan, George Alec Effinger, James Patrick Kelly, Jeffrey Ford, Robert Reed, M Rickert, Charles Stross, Jeff VanderMeer and George Zebrowski. The emphasis on high-quality genre fiction, with occasional novels, reflected its essential continuity with Arkham House, as did their use of such illustrators as Bob Eggleton, Nicholas Jainschigg, and J K Potter. Non-Arkham illustrators included Tom Canty, Kelly Freas, John Picacio and Ron Walotsky. Under Halpern's editorship Golden Gryphon also published a modest number of chapbooks, as well as about one novel a year – more frequent than Turner's practice. After Halpern left in 2008, Turner continued as sole editor.

Golden Gryphon ceased publication in 2010. [GF]


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