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Lester del Rey

Lester del Rey (Ramon Felipe Alvarez-del Rey) (June 2 1915 - May 10 1993) was an American science fiction author and editor. He first started publishing stories in pulp magazines in the late 1930's. Consequently, he is considered one of the original "Grand Masters" of the so-called "golden age" of science fiction, which lasted from roughly the late 1930's to the late 1950's. He later made his way into editing for several pulp magazines and then for book publishers. He was most successful editing for Ballantine Books with his fourth wife, Judy-Lynn del Rey, and, at Ballantine, founded a popular science fiction line with her, Del Rey Books, in 1975.

Judy Lynn and Lester del Rey at Minicon 8 (1974)