Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur

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Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur Gender: M
born on 20 June 1910 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Palm, Pennsylvania, 40n26, 75w32
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°52' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°47 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 19°58'

Lloyd Arthur Eshbach (as pictured in "Wonder Stories" in 1932)


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1983 (Memoirs, "Over My Shoulder")

Source Notes

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