Lester del Rey was an American author of science fiction and the founder of Del Ray books publishers, an Imprint of Random House that specialise in science fiction and fantasy. According to his sister, his real name was Leanard Knapp.

He won the Skylark Award for contributing significantly to the science fiction genre, the 1985 Balrog Special Award and the 1990 Grand Master Award for a lifetime achievement in science fiction.

Bibliography

    Novels
    • Marooned on Mars (1952)
    • Rocket Jockey as Philip St. John (1952)
    • Attack from Atlantis (1953)
    • Battle on Mercury as Erik Van Lhin (1953)
    • The Mysterious Planet as Kenneth Wright (1953)
    • Rockets to Nowhere as Philip St. John (1954)
    • Step to the Stars (1954)
    • Preferred Risk (with Frederik Pohl) (1955)
    • Mission to the Moon (1956)
    • Nerves (1956)
    • Police Your Planet as Erik Van Lhin (1956)
    • Day of the Giants (1959)
    • Moon of Mutiny (1961)
    • The Eleventh Commandment (1962)
    • Outpost of Jupiter (1963)
    • The Runaway Robot (1965)
    • The Infinite Worlds of Maybe (1966)
    • Rocket from Infinity (1966)
    • The Scheme of Things (1966)
    • Siege Perilous (1966)
    • Tunnel Through Time (1966)
    • Prisoners of Space (1968)
    • Pstalemate (1971)
    • The Sky Is Falling (1973)
    • Badge of Infamy (1973)
    • Weeping May Tarry (1978)
    Collections
    • ...And Some Were Human (1948)
    • Robots and Changelings (1957)
    • The Sky is Falling and Badge of Infamy (1966)
    • Mortals and Monsters (1965)
    • Gods and Golems (1973)
    • The Early del Rey (1975)
    • The Early del Rey: Vol 1 (1976)
    • The Early del Rey: Vol 2 (1976)
    • The Best of Lester del Rey (1978)
    • War and Space (2009)
    • Robots and Magic (2010)