US publisher and editor, with BANTAM BOOKS from 1979, as Vice President and Publisher of the Spectra sf list which he established in 1985, Vice President and Publisher of mass-market books 1989-1992, and Vice President and Deputy Publisher 1992-1994; he was also editor of the Foundation sf programme until it was merged into the Bantam list. In 1994 he became Senior Vice President and Publisher of The Berkley Publishing Group. As editor in his own right, he produced The Bantam Spectra Sampler (anth 1985 chap) and, more importantly, edited the FULL SPECTRUM original anthology series: Full Spectrum (anth 1988) with Shawna MCCARTHY; 2 (anth 1989) with Pat Lobrutto, McCarthy and Amy Stout; 3 (anth 1991) and 4 (anth 1993) with Betsy Mitchell and Stout. As a knowledgeable reader of sf and fantasy, and as a senior figure in the publishing world, LA has for much of the past decade exercised considerable influence on the shape of the sf market.

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