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Judy-Lynn del Rey

Judy-Lynn del Rey (born Judy-lynn Benjamin 1943-1986) was a science fiction editor in the publishing industy. She was born with dwarfism. She was a fan and regulary attendee at SF conventions and worked her way up the publishing ladder, starting with work at the SF magzine, Galaxy. Judy-lynn was friends with Lester del Rey and after the death of his third wife, married him. After moving to Ballantine Books, the two started an imprint called Del Rey Books that would publish science fiction. It became very successful. As an editor, Judy-lynn had a rapport with authors and a beloved reputation. She was also a noted anthologist(the Stellar series). Judy-lynn had stoke in October of 1985 and died several months later.