Martin H. Greenberg Passes Away

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Martin H. Greenberg died in his sleep on June 25, 2011. It was the end of a long fight with cancer.

He is best known as a prolific anthologist and co-anthologist. He started editing anthologies as a hobby in 1970 and it took off. He has over 1,000 titles to his credit. Sometimes he edited a book alone but most of the time he shared credit with one or two other co-editors.

His interests seemed to be primarily science fiction, fantasy, horror and mysteries but he also worked on mainstream fiction and children’s fiction as well.

In 1998 he won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Anthology for Horrors!: 365 Scary Stories edited by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Martin H. Greenberg, and Robert Weinberg.

In 2003 Martin won the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

On March 1, 1941, Martin Greenberg was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He earned a doctorate in poltical science and taught until his retirement in 1995.

In 1994, he founded Tekno Books, a book packing company which rolls out approximately 150 titles a year.

Besides the HWA, he earned two Lifetime Achievement Awards for science fiction (the Milford Award and the Solstice Award), and one for mystery fiction (the Ellery Queen Award).

Our prayers go out to his friends and family. He will be missed.

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