- Judy-Lynn del Rey
Judy-Lynn del Rey née Benjamin(
January 26 1943– February 20 1986)was a science fictioneditor.
dwarfism, she was a fan and regular attendee at science fiction conventions and worked her way up the publishingladder, starting with work at the SF magazine "Galaxy".
Judy-Lynn was friends with
Lester del Reyand married him after the death of his third wife. After moving to Ballantine Books, she revitalized the publisher's once-prominent science fiction line there, and soon after brought in Lester to edit Del Rey's fantasy line. With their success, she was given her own imprint, called Del Rey Books. She also edited an original sf anthology series, "Stellar". As an editor, she was known for her rapport with authors and beloved reputation. She was also instrumental in obtaining the rights to publish novels based on George Lucas's then un-released movie "", which would earn Ballantine/Del Rey several million dollars.
She suffered a stroke in October 1985 and died several months later. In 1986, she was posthumously awarded the
Hugo Awardfor Best Professional Editor, but Lester del Rey declined the award in her name, saying that she would have objected to the award being given to her just because she had recently died.
NAME=del Rey, Judy-Lynn
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=Benjamin, Judy-Lynn (maiden name)
DATE OF BIRTH=
January 26, 1943
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DATE OF DEATH=
February 20 1986
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