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.
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.
Beutiful book of paintings and drawings related to the ApolloMission to the moon Signed by astronaut Jack Lousma, and his family with personal inscription referencing Skylab II mission and vacation at Pensacola beach.
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.
Author: science fiction and children's books including Marooned on Mars, 1952, Attack from Atlantis, 1953, Mission to the Moon, 1956, Step to the Stars, 1954, Cave of Spears, 1957, Mysterious Earth, 1960, The Mysterious Sea, 1961, Moon of Mutiny, 1961, Mysterious Sky, 1964, Outpost of Jupiter, 1963, Runaway Robot, 1965, Infinite Worlds of Maybe, 1966, Rocket from Infinity, 1966, Tunnel Through Time, 1966, Prisoners of Space, 1968, The Eleventh Commandment, 1970, Nerves, 1970, Pstalmate, 1970, Gods and Golems, 1973, Early del Rey, 1975, Police Your Planet, 1975, The World of Science Fiction: 1926-1976, 1980. Others. Editor: Fantastic Science-Fiction Art, 1926-1954, 1975, Garland Library of Science Fiction, 1975, The Best of John W. Campbell, 1976.