Lester del Rey(1915 – 1993) produced a considerable amount of fantasy and science fiction, both short and novel length, but he is perhaps best known in his role as editor. Along with his fourth wife, Judy-Lynn del Rey, he founded and presided over the Del Rey science fiction line and helped launch the careers of such authors as Piers Anthony, Katherine Kurtz, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Stephen R Donaldson, and Barbara Hambly. In addition, del Rey served as editor (and assistant editor) for Fantasy magazine, SF Adventures, Space SF, and Rocket Stories among others. Although del Rey was considered at his best in the short story format, he wrote many novels, most notably Preferred Risk (co-authored with Frederik Pohl, 1955), Police Your Planet, and The Eleventh Commandment.
He was awarded the 1990 Grand Master Award by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America for lifetime achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy.
From LibriVox:1. The Badge of Infamy - Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend’s life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he’s a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient. But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he’s hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, Feldman finds himself a pivotal figure. War erupts. Earth is poised to wipe out the Mars colony utterly. A cure to the plague is the price of peace, and only Feldman can find it
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