Tom Doherty

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Tom Doherty in 2006.

Tom Doherty (born April 23, 1935) is an American publisher, and the founder of Science Fiction and Fantasy Tor Books, [1] After working as a book salesman in the 1950s and 1960s, Doherty became publisher of Tempo Books in 1972; in 1975, he became, in addition, publisher of another company also owned by Grosset & Dunlap, the science fiction imprint Ace Books. In 1980 he left Ace to found his own company, Tor Books.

Tor became a subsidiary of St. Martin's Press in 1987; both are now subsidiaries of Holtzbrinck Publishers. Tom Doherty continues as President and Publisher of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, publishing under the Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen imprints.

In 2005 Doherty was awarded a World Fantasy Award in the "Lifetime Achievement" category at the World Fantasy Convention, for his contributions to the fantasy field.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Clute, John & Nicholls, Peter, ed. (1993). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc. p. 1235. ISBN 0-312-09618-6. 
  2. ^ World Fantasy Convention (2010). "Award Winners and Nominees". Retrieved 04 Feb 2011.