(1945 – 1999)
Turner was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and received a B.A. degree from Washington University in that city. He began graduate school but left before getting a degree to become the editor at Arkham House in 1973. As well as overseeing editorial operations at Arkham House, Turner himself edited an anthology of Lovecraftian horror stories for them: Cthulhu 2000: A Lovecraftian Anthology (1995).
Golden Gryphon Press
In 1996, he left Arkham House over creative differences with Arkham House co-owner April Derleth. Turner then started his own company, Golden Gryphon Press, but continued to publish books similar to the ones he had published while at Arkham House. For example, at Golden Gryphon he edited a second Lovecraftian anthology, Eternal Lovecraft: the Persistence of HPL in Popular Culture (1998).
Golden Gryphon published dozens of books, but may have lapsed on Turner's death in 1999.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1999 -- World Fantasy Award for his work with Golden Gryphon Press.
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