|Born||James Raymond Frenkel
1948 (age 66–67)
Queens, New York, United States
|Spouse(s)||Joan D. Vinge (1980–present)|
James Raymond Frenkel (born 1948) is an American editor of science fiction, fantasy, mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, and other books, formerly for Tom Doherty Associates (Tor Books and Forge Books). He has edited numerous prominent authors such as Vernor Vinge, Joan D. Vinge, Frederik Pohl, Andre Norton, Loren D. Estleman, Dan Simmons, Jack Williamson, Timothy Zahn, Marie Jakober and Greg Bear. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife, author Joan D. Vinge.
In 1968, Frenkel founded The Science Fiction Forum at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a student-run organization which continues to operate a large lending library of science fiction, fantasy, and horror books. He was the publisher of Bluejay Books, an independent trade publisher of the mid-1980s. Bluejay Books published Gardner Dozois's The Year's Best Science Fiction for three years. He also was the packager of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling (for sixteen years) and then Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin J. Grant (for five years).
In July 2013, Frenkel left Tor after two complaints about harassment at WisCon, a science fiction convention where he had been a regular attendee and presenter. Frenkel was subsequently permanently banned from attending the convention.
- "Science fiction - without apologies and without scrimping on production". The Christian Science Monitor.
- Miller, Stephen (2006-11-15). "Jack Williamson, 98, Science Fiction Master". The Sun.
- The SF Site: 1998 Short Fiction by David A. Truesdale
- Twitter feed of Patrick Nielsen Hayden
- WisCon Subcommittee Statement on Jim Frenkel
- Concom decision on Jim Frenkel