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Turner, Jim

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Community, Editor.

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(1945-1999) US editor and publisher who ran Arkham House from 1976 to 1996, when he was fired. Here, though without cover credit, he edited a notable retrospective collection of James Tiptree's stories, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever: The Great Years of James Tiptree, Jr (coll 1990), and a reprint anthology of stories "inspired" by H P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, Cthulhu 2000 (anth 1995). In 1996 Turner moved on to run his own small-press imprint, Golden Gryphon Press, continuing to focus on short-story collections from a wide range of writers; for Golden Gryphon he compiled another book of more or less Lovecraftian reprints: Eternal Lovecraft: The Persistence of H P Lovecraft in Popular Culture (anth 1998). [DRL]

James Allen Turner

born St Louis, Missouri: 19 March 1945

died St Louis, Missouri: 28 March 1999

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