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David Pringle (born 1st March 1950) is a Scottish science fiction editor. Pringle served as the editor of Foundation, an academic journal, from 1980 through 1986, during which time he became one of the prime movers of the collective which founded Interzone in 1982. By 1988, he was the sole publisher and editor of Interzone, a position he retained until he sold the magazine to Andy Cox in 2004. For two-and-a-half years, in 1991-1993, he also edited and published a critical magazine entitled Million: The Magazine About Popular Fiction.
Interzone was nominated several times for the Hugo award for best semiprozine, winning the award in 1995. In 2005, the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention committee gave Pringle a Special Award for his work on Interzone.
In addition to his editorial work with Interzone, Pringle is known as a critic and bibliographer of the works of J. G. Ballard. He wrote the first short monograph on Ballard, Earth is the Alien Planet: J. G. Ballard's Four-Dimensional Nightmare (Borgo Press, 1979) and compiled J. G. Ballard: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography (G. K. Hall, 1984). He has also worked as a series editor for Games Workshop, in 1988-1991, commissioning shared world novels and short stories based on their Warhammer and defunct Dark Future games.
Pringle has written several guides to science fiction, including Science Fiction: 100 Best Novels, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, and Modern Fantasy: The Hundred Best Novels. His books are less American-oriented and more British-oriented than many similar works. He has also edited two large reference books, St James Guide to Fantasy Writers and St James Guide to Horror, Ghost and Gothic Writers; plus a number of anthologies and illustrated coffee-table books about genre writing.
- Encyclopedia of Science Fiction by John Clute and Peter Nicolls, pg. 962
- "The Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society, 2010.