ABOUT L. W. Currey, Inc.
Lloyd Currey was born in San Francisco, California on 26 September 1942. He commenced working in the antiquarian book trade at age fifteen as an employee of the late William P. Wreden of Palo Alto, California. Lloyd worked for Wreden from 1958 to 1965 while attending high school in Palo Alto and San Jose State College in San Jose, California. In 1965 he was hired by J. S. Canner and Company, Boston, Massachusetts to manage the literature department of their book division. In 1967 Lloyd co-founded Literary Heritage of Sharon, Massachusetts. In 1968 he established his own antiquarian book business, L.W. Currey, Inc in Mattapan, Massachusetts, moved to current location in Elizabethtown, New York in summer 1969. Currey is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers of America, Inc. and a current member and past officer of the Science Fiction Research Association.
In 1973 L. W. Currey co-founded, with David G. Hartwell, Dragon Press, a science fiction, fantasy, and horror publishing company.
From 1975 to 1979 Currey was co-editor with David G. Hartwell of the Gregg Press Science Fiction Series and the G. K. Hall Reference Publications in Science Fiction and from 1979 to 1984 was editor of G. K. Hall's Masters of Science Fiction Series.
In addition to his full-time operation of a mail order antiquarian bookstore, Currey has engaged in many research projects and written or edited a number of books. Book credits include:
A RESEARCH GUIDE TO SCIENCE FICTION STUDIES: AN ANNOTATED CHECKLIST OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES FOR FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, compiled and edited by Marshall B. Tymn, Roger C. Schlobin and L. W. Currey. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1977. ix, 165pp.
INDEX TO STORIES IN THEMATIC ANTHOLOGIES OF SCIENCE FICTION, edited by Marshall B. Tymn, Martin H. Greenberg, L. W. Currey and Joseph D. Olander. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., . xiii, 193pp.
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY AUTHORS: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF FIRST PRINTINGS OF THEIR FICTION AND SELECTED NONFICTION by L. W. Currey with the editorial assistance of David G. Hartwell. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., . xxix, 571pp.
BIBLIOGRAPHY OF YOSEMITE, THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN HIGH SIERRA, AND THE BIG TREES 1839-1900 by Lloyd W. Currey & Dennis G. Kruska. Los Angeles: Dawson's Bookshop. Palo Alto: William P. Wreden, 1992. 223pp.
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