Don D'Ammassa is the author of two dozen novels spread across fantasy, science fiction, horror, and detective fiction. He has written two hundred short stories for Analog, Asimov's, and other publications. A dozen collections of his short fiction are currently in print. His Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2005), Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror (2006), and Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction (2009) were all published by Facts on File. He reviewed for Science Fiction Chronicle for almost thirty years, does the SF, fantasy, and horror annotations for Gale's What Do I Read Next series, and has contributed articles on the field to numerous books and magazines. His reviews and other writing now appear on He is currently writing full time and has amassed a library of more than 65,000 volumes.