Thomsen, Brian M

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(1959-2008) US author and editor (sometimes as Brian Thomsen only) who was a founding editor of the New York Warner Books imprint Questar in the late 1980s, for which he edited many sf books of importance; later, from the early 1990s, he edited fantasy fiction for TSR, and from 1997 operated as a freelance writer and editor, including consulting editorial work for Tor Books.

Thomsen began to publish work of genre interest with "The Locksley Scenario" in The Fantastic Adventures of Robin Hood (anth 1991) edited by Martin H Greenberg. His two novels, beginning with Once Around the Realms (1995), are Fantasy Ties to the Forgotten Realms Shared-World universe [see Checklist below]. He edited a number of Anthologies and Original Anthologies, often in collaboration with Martin H Greenberg, the first being Halflings, Hobbits, Warrows & Weefolk: A Collection of Tales of Heroes Short in Stature (anth 1991) with Baird Searles; these edited works include the interesting Alternate History titles A Date Which Will Live in Infamy: An Anthology of Pearl Harbor Stories That Might Have Been (anth 2001) and Alternate Gettysburgs (anth 2002), both with Greenberg. Thomsen also collaborated with Julius Schwartz on the latter's sprightly memoir Man of Two Worlds: My Life in Science Fiction and Comics (2002). [DRL]

Brian Michael Thomsen

born New York: 13 April 1959

died New York: 21 September 2008

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