Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur
|born on||20 June 1910 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )|
|Place||Palm, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 75w32|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||28°52' 09°47 Asc. 19°58'|
American science fiction fan, publisher and writer, secular and religious publisher, and minister.
Echbach published two short-lived magazines during the early 1930s, Marvel Tales and The Galleon. He initiated Fantasy Press, a small press which published the work of authors such as E. E. Smith, Jack Williamson, Robert A. Heinlein and John W. Campbell, Jr.
Eshbach was a church publisher from 1958 to 1962, then he was a salesman for the Moody Bible Institute until retirement in 1975. Upon his retirement, he became a pastor in the Evangelical Congregational Church and served churches of that denomination in Pennsylvania.
His memoirs, Over My Shoulder: Reflections on a Science Fiction Era, were published in 1983; and his last novel, The Scroll of Lucifer, in 1990. He also edited Of Worlds Beyond: The Science of Science Fiction Writing (1947), the first book-length work on science fiction writing from a professional point of view.
Eshbach died on 29 October 2003, aged 93.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Memoirs, "Over My Shoulder")
Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.
- Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Fundamentalist/ Evangelical
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
- Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales
- Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Pastor)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoirs, "Over My Shoulder")
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
- Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror