Dick Lupoff, a native New Yorker, is a multi-faceted and multi-talented science fiction and mystery author. In addition to his two dozen novels and 40+ short stories, he has also edited science-fantasy anthologies, and is an expert on the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs and H. P. Lovecraft. In the computer industry until the early 70’s, his genre career began in science fiction fandom in the 1950s. He worked on many fanzines, notably Xero, which he & his wife, Pat Lupoff, edited in the early 1960s with Bhob Stewart. It received the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 1963; in 2004, an anthology, The Best of Xero, was published by Tachyon and was in turn nominated for a Hugo Award in 2005.
Lupoff’s list of credentials in the SF field is long and impressive: apart from Xero, he wrote reviews for the fanzine Algol, was an editor of Edgar Rice Burroughs for Canaveral Press, is credited with having written 50+ books, short fiction, nonfiction, parodies, and memoirs. Among his most famous novels are the duology Circumpolar! and Countersolar!, Space War Blues, The Comic Book Killer, Claremont Tales, and his recent book on Lovecraft, Marblehead. His short fiction, often collected and anthologized, includes the story “12:01 PM.” Originally published in 1973, in F&SF, “12:01 PM” was adapted into both the Oscar-nominated short film 12:01 PM (1990) and the TV movie 12:01 (1993). His novelette “After the Dreamtime” and his short story “Sail the Tide of Mourning” received Hugo Award nominations in 1975-76. He and Pat live in Oakland with several dogs (the “Anvil Chorus”) and cats, and cool toys from Dark Carnival.