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Lester Del Rey *

a.k.a. Leonard Knapp, John Alvarez *, Marion Henry *

Author Code: ALDR

Born: Jun. 2, 1915 - Saratoga, Minnesota, USA

Died: May 10, 1993 - New York City, New York, USA

Del Rey attended college for two years and then held a number of odd jobs before publishing his first work, The Faithful, in Astounding Science Fiction in 1938. Over the next decade, he was a regular contributor to ASF in addition to other mainstream SF magazines such as Weird Tales and Unknown. By 1950, he had become a full-time writer and his output increased dramatically. During the 1950's he was editor of many SF journals including Fantasy Magazine, Space Science Fiction and Science Fiction Adventures. Married four times, his last wife, Judy-Lynn Del Rey, assisted him in founding Del Rey Books in 1977, a subsidiary of Ballantine Books, which became a very successful publishing house with Judy-Lynn as editor-in-chief and Lester as fantasy editor. Del Rey was awarded the E.E. Smith Award for Imaginative Fiction in 1972 and was named the Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master in 1990. His many works include Helen O'Loy (1938), Marooned on Mars (1952), Attack From Atlantis (1953), Preferred Risk (1955), Mission to the Moon (1956), The Eleventh Commandment (1962), Outpost of Jupiter (1963), PStalemate (1971), Weeping May Tarry (1978) and The World of Science Fiction 1926-1976 - The History of a Subculture (1979).

eBook Code Title/Sub-Title Pub. Yr Pages File Size Type Download Format Find Printed Copy
ALDR006 Badge of Infamy 1957 61 314k eBook Download PDF - 'Badge of Infamy' (ALDR006) Find a printed copy of Badge of Infamy by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks
ALDR002 Dead Ringer 1956 8 221k eBook Download PDF - 'Dead Ringer' (ALDR002) Find a printed copy of Dead Ringer by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks
ALDR008 Let 'Em Breathe Space 1953 33 291k eBook Download PDF - 'Let 'Em Breathe Space' (ALDR008) Find a printed copy of Let 'Em Breathe Space by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks
ALDR003 No Strings Attached 1954 8 244k Article Download PDF - 'No Strings Attached' (ALDR003) Find a printed copy of No Strings Attached by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks
ALDR007 Police Your Planet 1956 84 375k eBook Download PDF - 'Police Your Planet' (ALDR007) Find a printed copy of Police Your Planet by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks
ALDR004 Pursuit 1952 37 292k eBook Download PDF - 'Pursuit' (ALDR004) Find a printed copy of Pursuit by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks
ALDR001 The Sky is Falling 1954 58 448k eBook Download PDF - 'The Sky is Falling' (ALDR001) Find a printed copy of The Sky is Falling by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks
ALDR005 Victory 1955 34 320k eBook Download PDF - 'Victory' (ALDR005) Find a printed copy of Victory by Lester Del Rey * at AbeBooks

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