Tom Doherty

(b. 1935)

Tom Doherty is an American publisher, and the founder of Tor Books and Tom Doherty Associates. He was GoH at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon.

After working as a book salesman in the 1950s-1960s, Doherty became publisher of Tempo Books in 1972; in 1975, he became, in addition, publisher of another company also owned by Grosset & Dunlap, the SF imprint Ace Books.

In 1980 he left Ace to found his own company, Tor Books.

In 2005 Doherty was awarded a World Fantasy Award (Lifetime Achievement) at that year's World Fantasy Convention, for his contributions to the field.


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