Malcolm Edwards is a science fiction editor and critic who first encountered fandom in 1970, when he was initially confused with a pseudonym invented by Peter Weston. He began his publishing career as a staff copy-editor for Victor Gollancz, and subsequently worked for Grafton and HarperCollins; he is currently deputy CEO and publisher at the Orion Publishing Group. He launched the SF Masterworks series in 1999 and was the instigator of the SF Gateway for eBooks. He is also a published writer (most frequently in collaboration with Robert Holdstock), and won the BSFA award with his first – and so far last – published story.
As a fan he edited fanzines including Quicksilver and the Nova Award-winning Tappen, Vector (the critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association), and the Science Fiction Foundation’s journal, Foundation; he was also a founding editor of Interzone. Having won the Doc Weir Award for being an unsung hero of British fandom, he chaired the British Eastercon in 1975, organised the programme for the third British Worldcon, Seacon ’79, and was the initial chairman of Conspiracy ’87. He has also served as administrator of the SF Foundation, a long-time council member of the BSFA, and president of World SF.