|Born||June 28, 1918
New York, U.S.
|Died||October 20, 2013 (aged 95)
Medford, New York, U.S.
Martin Greenberg (June 28, 1918 – October 20, 2013) was an American book publisher and editor of science fiction anthologies.
After leaving the Army, Greenberg was associated with the small press publisher New Collector's Group founded by Paul Dennis O'Connor and Hannes Bok. Greenberg and O'Conner clashed about the direction of the press, causing Greenberg to leave, taking the rights to The Carnelian Cube by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt as his buyout fee.
In 1948, Greenberg founded Gnome Press with David Kyle, a fellow member of the Hydra Club, a New York-based science fiction club. The Carnelian Cube was the first book published by the new press. Greenberg edited a number of themed anthologies for Gnome Press.
He was involved in disputes with authors concerning payment, and Isaac Asimov called him a "crook". Greenberg, with Gnome Press, was the first publisher of Asimov's epic Foundation Trilogy, but those rights were long ago transferred to Doubleday. Ultimately, Gnome Press was not successful and it went out of business in 1962. Greenberg went on to work as a mainstream editor for Abelard–Schuman.
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- Clute, John; Peter Nicholls (1992). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press. p. 522. ISBN 0-312-13486-X.
- Eshbach, Lloyd Arthur (1983). Over My Shoulder: Reflections on a Science Fiction Era. Philadelphia: Oswald Train. pp. 203–223.
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 193. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.