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Ross, Joseph

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Editor.

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Working name of US editor Joseph Wrzos (1929-    ). He acted as Managing Editor of Amazing Stories and Fantastic 1965-1967 while continuing to teach high-school English full-time in New Jersey. He edited The Best of Amazing (anth 1967), selecting only stories before he became editor; and Hannes Bok: A Life in Illustration (graph coll 2012). His influence on the field has not been well publicized. He helped Sam Moskowitz with his book on Robert Duncan Milne and wrote an article about it in the Winter 1982 Fantasy Commentator. He helped Peter Ruber with most of his projects at Arkham House but may only be formally co-credited on the Seabury Quinn collection Night Creatures (coll 2003). He also compiled In Lovecraft's Shadow: The Cthulhu Mythos Stories of August W Derleth (coll 1998) to which he contributed the introduction. August Derleth's final sf anthology, New Horizons (anth 1998), was put into its final shape by Ross, who provided the introduction. He was one of the consulting editors on the newly revamped (from 2012) Amazing Stories. [MA/PN]

Joseph Henry Wrzos

born Newark, New Jersey: 9 September 1929

works as editor


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