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Gustafson, Jon

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

(1945-2002) US art and artbook appraiser, expert in sf art, active sf fan (see Fandom) and author, married to V E Mitchell. He began publishing professional fiction of genre interest with "Beast" in L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume II (anth 1986) edited by Algis Budrys, though he had earlier begun and continued for many years the "Gimlet Eye" column (1975-1993) about sf art, initially for The Science Fiction Review (Monthly) then for Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine. He is best known for his nonfiction, beginning with Chroma: The Art of Alex Schomburg (graph coll 1986) with Alex Schomburg, and for the Rat Tales series of Original Anthologies (with a very few reprints) beginning with The Moscow Moffia Presents Rat Tales (anth 1987) with Dean Wesley Smith, editing together as Smith Gustafson. The Moscow Moffia was a writer's group based in Moscow, Idaho. Gustafson wrote most of the artist/illustrator entries for the 1993 edition of this encyclopedia. [JC]

Jon Martin Gustafson

born Chicago, Illinois: 28 June 1945

died Moscow, Idaho: 13 April 2002


works as editor

Rat Tales

  • The Moscow Moffia Presents Rat Tales (Eugene, Oregon: Hypatia Press, 1987) with Dean Wesley Smith, editing together as Smith Gustafson [anth: Rat Tales: illus/hb/James C Pilon]
  • Rat Tales (Eugene, Oregon: Pulphouse Publishing, 1994) [anth: Rat Tales: illus/George Barr and Jim Craig (the latter credited above as James C Pilon): hb/Jim Craig]


nonfiction as editor


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