Del Rey, Lester
|born on||2 June 1915 at 03:30 (= 03:30 AM )|
|Place||Saratoga, Minnesota, 43n54, 92w04|
|Timezone||CST h6w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°46' 12°37 Asc. 20°50'|
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 1956.
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.
Del Rey often told people his real name was Ramon Felipe Alvarez-del Rey (and sometimes even Ramon Felipe San Juan Mario Silvio Enrico Smith Heartcourt-Brace Sierra y Alvarez del Rey y de los Uerdes). However, his sister has confirmed that his name was in fact Leonard Knapp.
Del Rey died on 10 May 1993 in New York City, age 77.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1956 (Book published)
Arthur Blackwell quotes him to Walter Breen.
Saratoga as place of birth from Wikipedia.
- Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Wrote under pseudonyms)
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Editor)
- Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror