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Lester del Rey

Lester del Rey, American author, editor. Named guest of honor World Science Fiction Convention, New York City, 1967; named Grand Master Science Fiction, Science Fiction Writers American Convention, 1991.


  • Rey, Lester del was born on June 2, 1915 in Saratoga, Minnesota, United States. Son of Franc and Jane (Sidway) del Rey.

  • Education

    • Student, George Washington University, 1933.


    • Author, since 1937; sheet metal worker McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, 1942-1944. Author's agent Scott Meredith Literature Agency, New York City, 1947-1950. Teacher fantasy fiction New York University, 1972-1973.

      Former editor science fiction magazines. Editor Best Science Fiction Stories of Year Evangelical Presbyterian Dutton & Company, 1971-1975. Fantasy editor Ballantine Books, from 1975, vice president, from 1988.


    • Police Your Planet
    • Police Your Planet is a hard-boiled story of cheap grifters, Martian slums, and rampant crime features ex-cop Bruce Gordon, shipped to Mars with a knife, 100 credits, and a yellow card that means no return.
    • Rocket From Infinity
    • The planetoid world of Juno is the setting for this exciting science fiction adventure in which two young people, Pete Mason and Rachel Barry, are forced to learn about trust and understanding.


    • Married Judy-Lynn Benjamin, March 21, 1971.
    Lester del Rey
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    Born June 2, 1915
    Died May 10, 1993
    (aged 77)
    • 1933
      George Washington University
    • 1942 - 1944
      sheet metal worker, McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
    • 1947 - 1950
      author, 's agent Scott Meredith Literature Agency
    • 1971 - 1975
      editor Best Science Fiction Stories of Year E.P. Dutton & Company
    • 1972 - 1973
      teacher, fantasy fiction New York University