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July 11, 2005

Byron Preiss, 1953-2005

by Ron Hogan

Preiss was one of the publishing industry's most highly respected book packagers, and a lifelong fan of both science fiction and comic books (we owe the term "graphic novel" in large part to him). Comics legend Jim Steranko offers a personal remembrance; the message boards include thoughts from several other A-list comics pros. Most recently, Preiss ran iBooks, which was not only bringing a lot of classic SF and mystery back into print but putting out fresh new stories as well.

UPDATE: Evan Dorkin adds his own memories to the conversation.

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