Tom Doherty


Tom Doherty has been in publishing for 50 years.  He started as a salesman for Pocket Books and rose to be Division Sales Manager.  From there, he went to Simon and Schuster as National Sales Manager, then became publisher of Tempo Books.  He was Publisher and General Manager of the Ace and Tempo divisions of Grossett & Dunlap before founding his own company, Tom Doherty Associates, LLC (publishers of Tor/Forge Books) in 1980.  In 1982, with Jim Baen and Richard Gallen, he co-founded Baen Books.  Many authors of the Tor and Forge lines have won honors as diverse as the Nebula, Hugo, Locus, Edgar, Spur, Tiptree, Stoker, and Western Heritage awards.  In 1993 Tom Doherty was the recipient of the Skylark, awarded by the New England Science Fiction Association for outstanding contributions to the field of science fiction.  Tom received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention.  In 2007, he was awarded the Lariat from The Western Writers of America, and The Silver Bullet from The Thriller Writers of America, for lifetime contribution in their respective fields.  For the last 20 consecutive years, the Locus poll has voted Tor "Best Publisher."




DayTimeTitleDescriptionParticipants
Sun1400Upcoming Books from TorA presentation on Tor's publication schedule.Patrick NIELSEN HAYDEN, Tom DOHERTY