(1945 - 1999) was a United States
editor and publisher. Turner was editor for Arkham House
after the death of August Derleth
. After leaving Arkham House, he founded Golden Gryphon Press
James Allen Turner was born on March 19
in St. Louis, Missouri
. He graduated from Collinsville High School in 1963. He received a B.A.
from Washington University in St. Louis
and began graduate school but became the editor at Arkham House
in 1973 before he received his degree. In 1996 he left Arkham House over creative differences with Arkham co-owner April Derleth. He immediately started his own company, Golden Gryphon Press
, and continued to publish the same types of books as he had done at Arkham House.
- "Obituaries: Jim Turner". Locus: The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field, Issue 460, Vol. 42, No. 5. Charles N. Brown, . |date=1999-05-00 }}