Del Rey, Lester

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Lester Del Rey
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Del Rey, Lester Gender: M
born on 2 June 1915 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )
Place Nr Sinona MN, USA, 44n05, 92w05
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Blackwell
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 10°46' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 12°37 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 20°59'


American science fiction writer first published in April 1938 with a short story, "The Faithful" in "Astounding Tales." His early life had hard years in which he tried many jobs, always maintaining his interest in sci-fi. His books "Nerves" was published in 1942.

Del Rey became the editor of Space Sci-Fi magazine but resigned in 1953 over conflicts with the publisher. He wrote for magazines and several short novels under the pseudonyms Philip St. John and Erik Van Lhin. managing editor of "Galaxy" 1968. In mid-1968 he joined the staff of Galaxy publications as a managing editor.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1942 (Book published)

Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes him to Walter Breen.

Ramon Felipe San Juan Mario Silvio Enrico Alvarez-Del Rey


  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Wrote under pseudonyms)