(born July 31, 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland
) is the grandson of poet and WBAL radio personality Dorothea Neale
. He graduated from Reisterstown, Maryland
's Franklin Senior High School
in 1968 after learning how to make chapbooks
as editor of the school’s literary magazine, Junto.
Steve attended University of Maryland, Baltimore County
several times in the late 60s and 70s. where he was news editor and managing editor of the campus newspaper, The Retriever, active in the chess club and founding president of the Infinity Circle, the school's first science fiction club. In between bouts of being a student, he was Founding Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library’s science fiction research collection.
In no particular order he has been a reviewer—of music, of books and of typewriters—a reporter, an editor, a professional chess tournament director, a librarian, an editor, a sysop, and an editor. He left a job managing a computer store to become a resource specialist for The Maine Meeting Place, a groundbreaking statewide electronic bulletin board system for the disabled.
Steve is an independent publisher with an extensive background in SF fandom
. He was Vice Chair of the Baltimore in 80 WorldCon bid, helped start the later DC WorldCon bid, and is a 1973 graduate of Clarion West writing workshop in Seattle. His first professional fiction appeared in the 70s in Amazing. He has been a convention art show director, artist, and... Read More