In the 1970s, he worked in American comic books, in particular writing horror comics for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics. For Marvel he created the Scarecrow, and wrote some stories involving Captain America, Captain Marvel, and Omega the Unknown. He edited two issues of Marvel's self-produced fan magazine, FOOM, in the mid-1970s.
Edelman has also written a number of short stories, the Lambda Award-nominated novel The Gift, and written for television, including work for Hanna-Barbera and several episodes of Tales from the Darkside.
He was the founding and only editor of the science fiction magazine Science Fiction Age, which was published from 1992 until 2000. He published and edited the semi-professional magazine Last Wave from 1982 to 1985, which was billed as "The Last Best Hope of Speculative Fiction" and published short fiction by Thomas M. Disch, Avram Davidson, and Ian Watson among other established authors. He was the founding editor of Rampage, a magazine covering professional wrestling, and has written unauthorized biographies of wrestlers Chyna and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Other magazines edited by Edelman include Sci-Fi Universe, Sci-Fi Flix, and Satellite Orbit.
- "May 2000 issue of Science Fiction Age will be its last", Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America website (Feb. 11, 2000).
- Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7.
- Official website
- Scott Edelman at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- SCI FI Magazine: Official Site
- Sci Fi Weekly
- Biography from the Readercon site
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