George Edgar Slusser

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George Edgar Slusser (July 14, 1939 – November 4, 2014),[1] was an American scholar,[2] professor and writer.

Along with publisher/editor Robert Reginald, he was one of the co-founders and Curator Emeritus of The J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, located in the Special Collections & Archives Department at the University of California, Riverside.

He was married to French/American scholar, professor and writer, Danièle Chatelain until his death.[1]

A host of science fiction writers and scholars have studied under Slusser, including Howard V. Hendrix, David Leiby, Bradford M. Lyau, Daryl F. Mallett and more.


  • A.B., University of California, Berkeley.
  • Diplome d'Etudes Francais, Universite de Poitiers
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Harvard University, French, German, English, American & Spanish literature.


  • Professor of Comparative Literature and Curator, J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Literature, University of California, Riverside
  • Harvard Traveling Fellow
  • Fulbright Lecturer (Germany, France)
  • Coordinator of 23 Eaton Conferences



  1. ^ a b "George Slusser (1939-2014)". Locus Online News. Locus Publications. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Weil, Ellen; Gary K. Wolfe (22 September 2004). "Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever.(Book Review)". Extrapolation. Retrieved 6 May 2011.