Don D'Ammassa is the author of two horror novels, Blood Beast (Pinnacle, 1988) and Servants of Chaos (Leisure, 2002); three science fiction novels from Five Star Press, Scarab (2004), Haven (2004), and Narcissus (2007); two murder mysteries, also from Five Star, Murder in Silverplate (2004) and Dead of Winter (2007); and over one hundred short stories for Analog, Asimov's, and other publications. His first collection, Translation Station, was published last year by Merry Blacksmith Press, and a new version of Blood Beast is available from Neconebooks as The Gargoyle. His Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (2005), Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror (2006), and Encyclopedia of Adventure Fiction (2009) were all published by Facts on File. He reviewed for Science Fiction Chronicle for almost thirty years, does the sf, fantasy, and horror annotations for Gale's What Do I Read Next series, and has contributed articles on the field to numerous books and magazines. His reviews and other writing now appear on He is currently writing full time, when he isn't shelving books, reading, watching movies, or chasing the cats.