Tom Doherty


Tom Doherty is an American publisher, and the founder of science fiction and fantasy book publisher Tor Books After working as a book salesman in the 1950s and 1960s, Doherty became publisher of Tempo Books in 1972; in 1975, he became, in addition, publisher of another company also owned by Grosset & Dunlap, the science fiction imprint Ace Books. In 1980 he left Ace to found his own company, Tor Books.

Tor became a subsidiary of St. Martin’s Press in 1987; both are now subsidiaries of Holtzbrinck Publishers. Doherty continues as president and publisher of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, publishing under the Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen imprints.

In 2005, Doherty was awarded a World Fantasy Award in the “Lifetime Achievement” category at the World Fantasy Convention for his contributions to the fantasy field.


April 29, 2016, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Meet and Greet with Guests of Honour! - Suite 1073 [Con Suite]
April 30, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
David G. Hartwell Memorial - Richmond A
April 30, 2016, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Publishing Today - Old Models, New Models, Hybrids - Content and Delivery - Richmond A
May 1, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guest of Honour Brunch - Richmond A
May 1, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Publishing Science Fiction and Fantasy - From Whence We Came and Where We Are Going - Richmond C and D [Main Room]