J. Grant Thiessen

(b. 1947)

James Grant Thiessen is a Canadian bibliographer and bookseller (Pandora's Books, BookIT Enterprises). He has worked primarily in the area of SF.

His bibliographic fanzine, Science Fiction Collector (later Megavore), has been collected into three hardbound volumes from Pandora's Books, and copies of all of the issues are still available from that source.

Thiessen also published The Tanelorn Archives, a bibliography of Michael Moorcock, and has made contributions to bibliographic reference works, magazines, and price guides, including Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines (1985), edited by Marshall B. Tymn and Mike Ashley.

Thiessen was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and earned a CMA degree in 1973. In 1977 he formally incorporated as Pandora's Books Ltd.

In 1995, Pandora's Books was an early retail entry on the internet, and still operates their website to this day, although under new management since 1999.


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