Longtime publishing attorney and investor Richard Gallen, 80, died on December 3 of complications from Parkinson's disease. He began his career in 1961 as an attorney with Dell Publishing. In the 1970s and 1980s, Gallen ran a wide variety of publishing enterprises and he provided financial backing and counsel to Baen Books, Tor, Publishers Group West, Carroll & Graf, and, most recently, in 2008, The Experiment. He also cofounded GSL Publishing Associates, in 1996, with Tony Schulte and David Lamb, which operated until 2011. Those wishing to make memorial gifts are asked to considerthe Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the departments of cardiology and neurology at Mt. Sinai Hospital.
In personnel news, Bryon Quertermous has joined Angry Robot's crime fiction imprint Exhibit A Books as commissioning editor, working remotely from his home in Ann Arbor, MI. He was most recently a freelance editor for Carina Press, and replaces Emlyn Rees, who has left to resume his full-time writing career.