Steven H Silver

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Steven H Silver
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Born (1967-04-19) April 19, 1967 (age 47)
Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
Occupation Technical writer, editor, publisher, reviewer, bid proposal writer

Steven H Silver (born April 19, 1967, Hinsdale, Illinois) is an American science fiction fan and bibliographer, publisher, and editor. He has been nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer twelve times and Best Fanzine three times without winning.[1]

Editor, publisher, and writer[edit]

Silver is a longtime contributing editor to SF Site and has written that site's news page since its inception.

In 2003, he co-edited three anthologies with Martin H. Greenberg, Wondrous Beginnings, Magical Beginnings, and Horrible Beginnings, which reprinted the first published stories of authors in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. From 2004 through 2012 he was the publisher and editor of ISFiC Press.[2]

Silver published his first short story, "Les Lettres de Paston", in the final issue of Helix SF.[3] Silver had earlier written a column on alternate history for the magazine.

In 2009 and 2010, he edited the two volume Selected Stories of Lester del Rey for NESFA Press. The first volume is entitled War and Space and appeared in August, 2009.[4] The second volume, Robots and Magic was published in February 2010.[5]

Fandom[edit]

Sidewise and Nebula Awards[edit]

In 1995, he founded the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and has served as a judge ever since.[6] He was on the short story jury for the Nebula Award in 2002,[7] and on the novel jury for the Nebula Award in 2003,[8] 2006,[9] and chaired the novel jury in 2008.[10] In 2005, Silver was one of the co-ordinators of the Nebula weekend in Chicago.[11] In 2008, he was appointed SFWA Event Coordinator and has helped run the Nebula Award Weekends in that capacity since 2009.[12]

Fanzines[edit]

Silver is known as an on-line reviewer and has written several articles for science fiction fanzines, as well as publishing his own annual fanzine Argentus, which was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 2008, 2009, and 2010,[1] and won the Chronic Rift Roundtable Award for Best Fanzine in 2009[13] and the monthly APA-zine Plata.

Conventions[edit]

In addition to his writing and editing activities, Silver is involved in running science fiction conventions. He has chaired Windycon twice,[14] founded Midfan and chaired the first Midwest Construction, and ran programming for Chicon 2000,[15] the Worldcon. From 1998 through 2006 and again from 2008, he sat on the board of directors for ISFiC. He served as a vice chair for Chicon 7 in 2012.

Personal background[edit]

In 2000, Silver appeared on Jeopardy![16] winning two days and coming in second on his third day. He won $15,000.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kelly, Mark R. (2009). "Hugo Nominees List". Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  2. ^ "Silver Resigns from ISFiC Press". SF Site. 2012-11-12. Retrieved 2012-11-16. 
  3. ^ Silver, Steven H (Fall 2008). "Les Lettres de Paston". Helix SF (10). Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ "War and Space by Lester del Rey". NESFA Press. December 12, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Magic and Robots by Lester del Rey". NESFA Press. December 12, 2009. Retrieved March 16, 2010. 
  6. ^ Sidewise Award website
  7. ^ SFWA Forum, February 2003, p. 10
  8. ^ SFWA Forum, April 2003, p. 15
  9. ^ SFWA list of volunteers, 2006
  10. ^ "About the Awards Committee and Nebula Juries". Nebula Awards. SFWA. 2009. Archived from the original on August 30, 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  11. ^ 2005 Nebula Awards Weekend Staff
  12. ^ Nebula Award Weekend 2012 Guide.
  13. ^ Hawkins, Kit (2009-04-08). "The Chronic Rift's 2009 Roundtable Award Winners". SF Scope. SFScope.com. Retrieved 2011-07-12. 
  14. ^ The WindyCon Big List: A Chronological History
  15. ^ Chicon 2000, Staff and Committee Roster
  16. ^ Gilda Spitz, "OT-Tech Writer on Jeopardy," TECHWR-L List Archives, 16 June 2000
  17. ^ Meg Smath, "Let's Play Jeopardy!

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