American science fiction editor and publisher who worked as assistant editor on The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. He also sold articles to Publishers Weekly, Omni, and The New York Times.
He and his family moved to New York City after the death of his father.
He was a major fan of science fiction writing. As a teenager, he would look up science fiction writers in the phone book and call them at will.
His named was changed when his mother remarried in 1964.
He and Hugo Gernsback were both well known science fiction editors and publishers.