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Silver, Steven H

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

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(1967-    ) US author, editor, reviewer and fan, long associated with the Sidewise Awards for Alternate-History fiction which (with Evelyn C Leeper and Robert B Schmunk) he created in 1995. For many years he was most visible as compiler of the useful online news diary at SF Site, from its launch in 1997 until the feature went on hiatus in 2018. His Fanzine Argentus (2001-current) has published articles by many sf notables. He edited the Beginnings sequence of three genre Anthologies showcasing the first stories by established authors of sf, Fantasy and Horror respectively: Wondrous Beginnings (anth 2003), Magical Beginnings (anth 2003) and Horrible Beginnings (anth 2003), all with Martin H Greenberg. Silver also edited Lester del Rey's Selected Short Stories of Lester del Rey (coll 2009-2010 2vols) for NESFA Press [see Checklist below].

Silver began to publish fiction with "Les Lettres de Paston" in Helix SF for Fall 2008. His first novel is After Hastings (2020), an Alternate History in which the Battle of Hastings in 1066 CE had a different outcome. [DRL]

see also: Baseball.

Steven H Silver

born Hinsdale, Illinois: 19 April 1967


  • After Hastings (no place given: Ring of Fire Press, 2020) [pb/Laura Givens]

works as editor



Selected Short Stories of Lester del Rey

individual titles as editor

  • Alternate Peace (Binghamton, New York: Zombies Need Brains, 2019) with Joshua Palmatier [anth: pb/Justin Adams]


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