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Helfers, John

Entry updated 29 May 2023. Tagged: Author, Editor.

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(1972-    ) US author, editor and military historian, married to Kerrie L Hughes, who began to publish work of genre interest with "Blood Ghost" in Phantoms of the Night (anth 1996) edited by Richard Gilliam and Martin H Greenberg. He subsequently edited many Anthologies, mostly in collaboration with Greenberg, beginning with Black Cats and Broken Mirrors (anth 1998) with Martin H Greenberg.

Most of Helfers's novels are Ties to various Shared World franchises; the standalone Siege of Night and Fire (2005) is a vigorous military Fantasy. The Vorkosigan Companion (2008) with Lillian Stewart Carl is a nonfiction guide to Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan universe. Helfers also contributed three novels to the long-running Deathlands sequence of Post-Holocaust Survivalist Fiction, his first being Deathlands #96: Downrigger Drift (2011) as by James Axler (whom see for more). [DRL]

John Helfers

born Lombard, Illinois: 1972




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Fiction River

  • How to Save the World (no place given: WMG Publishing/Fiction River, 2013) [anth: Fiction River: pb/Rolffimages/Dreamstime]
  • Recycled Pulp (no place given: WMG Publishing/Fiction River, 2015) [anth: Fiction River: pb/Mike Heywood]

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