Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Everett F Bleiler 04/30/1920 - 06/13/2010

Just a taste of the range of his work, quite aside from his long run as an editor at Dover Books:

Bibliography:

The Best Science Fiction (the first such annual in the sf field)
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1949 (with T. E. Dikty)
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1950 (with T. E. Dikty)
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1951 (with T. E. Dikty)
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1952 (with T. E. Dikty)
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1953 (with T. E. Dikty)
The Best Science Fiction Stories: 1954 (with T. E. Dikty)
Year’s Best Science Fiction Novels: 1952 (with T. E. Dikty)
Year’s Best Science Fiction Novels: 1953 (with T. E. Dikty)
Year’s Best Science Fiction Novels: 1954 (with T. E. Dikty)

Other anthologies
Imagination Unlimited (with T. E. Dikty, 1952)

Single Author Collections
Three Prophetic Science Fiction Novels of H. G. Wells (1960)
Ghost and Horror Stories of Ambrose Bierce (1964)
The Best Tales of Hoffmann by E. T. A. Hoffmann (1967)
The King in Yellow and Other Stories by Robert W. Chambers (1970)
Ghost Stories and Mysteries by Sheridan Le Fanu (1971)
Gods, Men, and Ghosts by Lord Dunsany (1972)
The Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood (1973)
The Collected Ghost Stories of Mrs J.H. Riddell (1977)
The Best Supernatural Tales of Arthur Conan Doyle (1979)

Nonfiction
The Checklist of Fantastic Literature (1948)
The Guide to Supernatural Fiction (1983)
Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror (1985)

7 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

Oh! I will have to write to Richard. Thanks for posting this.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Wow. What a body of work.

Bill Crider said...

Those anthologies with Dikty were a huge part of my youth.

Todd Mason said...

And even though it's from EFB's own FaceBook page, it's missing many of his major works, such as THE GERNSBACK YEARS.

Lawrence Person said...

Don't forget his vitally important Sciene-Fiction: The Early Years and Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years.

My own appreciation is here:

http://www.lawrenceperson.com/?p=1697

George said...

I have a number of Bleiler's collections. He was the unsung hero of SF.

Todd Mason said...

And beyond sf, George.

Lawrence, I haven't forgotten them...but for some reason, whoever (EF himself?) put up that biblio on FaceBook left them off (it was Heavy Early after a bad, doggerel-inducing day that I posted this note). Thanks for the link.