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Gordon Van Gelder at Phila. Science Fiction Society this Friday

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The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society brings in a professional writer, artist, editor, or some other kind of mover and shaker in the Science Fiction genre, nearly every month.
Friday, April 12th at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Phila. PA 9:00 PM

Gordon Van Gelder published his first story in 100 Great Fantasy Short-Short Stories in 1984 but the majority of his career has been spent as an editor. After a brief internship at Bluejay Books in 1986, he began working at St. Martin’s Press in July 1988. He worked there until October 2000, during which time he edited a wide variety of books, including several works that explored the edges of the fantastic genres. Among the authors he edited are Jack Cady, Bradley Denton, K. W. Jeter, Marc Laidlaw, Brent Monahan, Judith Moffett, Rachel Pollack, William Browning Spencer, and Kate Wilhelm.

In 1997, he succeeded Kristine Kathryn Rusch as editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. In 2000, he bought the magazine from Edward L. Ferman and Audrey Ferman and became the magazine’s publisher while remaining its editor. His editorial style most closely resembles Edward Ferman’s. In 2009, he changed the magazine to a bimonthly schedule.

As an anthologist, he coedited with Ferman The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: The 50th Anniversary Anthology and edited several other anthologies reprinting stories from F&SF: One Lamp (2003), In Lands That Never Were (2004), Fourth Planet from the Sun (2005), and The Very Best of Fantasy & Science Fiction: 60th Anniversary Anthology (2009). In 2011 he edited an anthology of all-original stories, Welcome to the Greenhouse: New Science Fiction on Climate Change.

He won the World Fantasy Award (Special Award---Professional) in 2000 and again in 2003. In 2007 and again in 2008 he won the Hugo Award for Best Editor – Short Form.

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