Marty Greenberg

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(Did you mean Martin H. Greenberg the anthologist?)

(June 28, 1918 – October 20, 2013)

Marty Greenberg, a fan and small press publisher, became active in fandom in the 1930s. Around 1940, he was part of a Fort Wayne, Indiana, fan group with Ted Dikty and Roy Lavender.

After serving in WW II, Greenberg was associated with the small press publisher New Collector's Group founded by Paul Dennis O'Connor and Hannes Bok. Greenberg and O'Conner clashed about the direction of the press, causing Greenberg to leave, taking the rights to The Carnelian Cube by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt as his buyout fee.

Along with Dave Kyle he founded Gnome Press in 1948 and The Carnelian Cube was their first book. Later books included the first edition of Asimov's Foundation Trilogy. Besides novels, Greenberg edited a number of excellent themed anthologies for Gnome Press. Gnome Press was involved disputes with authors over payment and Greenberg himself was called a "crook" by some. Gnome Press went out of business in 1962 and Greenberg went on to work as a mainstream editor for Abelard–Schuman.

Late in life, he lived on Long Island. He turned up at some SF conventions in the 1990s after decades of gafia.

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