Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Editor, Fan.
(1946- ) US editor and publisher, active in Fandom since the 1960s, who founded and ran the influential Algol, for which he won a 1974 Hugo, as well as its longer-lived companion, Science Fiction Chronicle, a major Newszine which won Hugos as best Semiprozine in 1993 and 1994. Science Fiction Chronicle was eventually acquired by DNA publications in 2000, with Porter continuing as news editor until replaced in 2002.
Porter also published several titles under his Algol Press imprint. For this he edited, anonymously, the two critical texts Exploring Cordwainer Smith (anth 1975 chap) and Experiment Perilous: Three Essays on Science Fiction (anth 1976 chap) – the latter comprising essays by Marion Zimmer Bradley, Norman Spinrad and Alfred Bester. Other Algol Press titles assembled by Porter himself are Dreams Must Explain Themselves (coll 1975) by Ursula K Le Guin and The Book of Ellison (anth/coll 1978) by and about Harlan Ellison, the latter with editorial credit to Porter. [JC/DRL]
Andrew Ian Porter
born Detroit, Michigan: 24 March 1946
works as editor
- Ursula K Le Guin. Dreams Must Explain Themselves edited anonymously (New York: Algol Press, 1975) [story plus nonfiction: coll: chap: pb/Tim Kirk]
- Exploring Cordwainer Smith (New York: Algol Press, 1975) edited anonymously [nonfiction: anth: chap: Cordwainer Smith: pb/photographic]
- Experiment Perilous: Three Essays on Science Fiction (New York: Algol Press, 1976) edited anonymously [nonfiction: anth: chap: pb/nonpictorial]
- Harlan Ellison. The Book of Ellison (New York: Algol Press, 1978) [nonfiction plus fiction: anth/coll: essays by and about Ellison: hb/nonpictorial]
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