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(1946- ) US editor and publisher. A newspaperman by profession, Ryan is known in the sf world for the two SF Magazines he has edited, Galileo (1975-1980) and Aboriginal Science Fiction (1986-2001), both of which at their peak reached surprisingly high circulations. In 1991, with John Betancourt, he founded the Small Press First Books, designed to publish limited-edition hardcovers of first books by writers discovered by Aboriginal Science Fiction. One of these was Letters of the Alien Publisher: A Collection of Essays by the Alien Publisher of Aboriginal Science Fiction (coll 1991) edited by Ryan, collecting essays by the pseudonymous "alien publisher" of Aboriginal SF. Ryan also edited Starry Messenger: The Best of Galileo (anth 1979). [PN]
works as editor
Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2011-current) edited by John Clute and David Langford.
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