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Gorman, Ed

Entry updated 5 December 2022. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1941-2016) US author, principally of crime, western and horror fiction, in which fields his reputation was high. He was active in Fandom in the 1950s and 1960s, in the latter decade publishing the Fanzine Ciln. His principal contribution to sf was his co-authorship as Richard Driscoll of the Star Precinct trilogy with Kevin D Randle; this opens with Star Precinct (1992) and centres on a city-sized Space Station; he also wrote two sf novels as by Daniel Ransom,The Fugitive Stars (1995) and Zone Soldiers (1996). His excursions into Horror in SF include "Cages" (in The Earth Strikes Back: New Tales of Ecological Horror, anth 1994, ed Richard T Chizmar) a grisly tale of Pollution-spawned Mutants; this was the title story of his collection Cages (coll 1995), which won an International Horror Guild Award as best collection. A further collaboration was the Television tie Dean Koontz's Frankenstein, Book Two: City of Night (2005) with Dean R Koontz.

Gorman also co-edited several Anthologies of sf/fantasy relevance, including the Vampire-themed Dracula, Prince of Darkness (anth 1992), Celebrity Vampires (anth 1995) and Vampire Detectives (anth 1995), and the Werewolf-themed Werewolves (anth 1995) – all in collaboration with Martin H Greenberg and with Gorman anonymous. [DRL]

Edward Joseph Gorman

born Cedar Rapids, Iowa: 2 November 1941

died 14 October 2016

works (highly selected)


Star Precinct

individual titles


  • Cages (Apache Junction, Arizona: Deadline Press, 1995) [coll: hb/Carlos Batts]

works as editor



individual titles as editor


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