Writer and publisher Lloyd Arthur Eshbach died October 29, 2003, in Myerstown PA at the age of 93.
Eshbach published stories beginning in the 1930s for Amazing, Wonder Stories, and other magazines, and published several novels in the '80s: the "Gates of Lucifer" sequence for Del Rey, beginning with The Land Beyond the Gate (1984).
He was best known as a publisher, having founded Fantasy Press in 1946, one of the earliest small presses that preserved in book form novels and stories first published in the early SF magazines, including works by A.E. van Vogt, John W. Campbell, L. Sprague de Camp, Stanley G. Weinbaum, and P. Schuyler Miller, as well as the first nonfiction book about science fiction, an anthology of essays titled Of Worlds Beyond: The Science of Science Fiction Writing (1947) with contributions from Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, Edward E. Smith Ph.D., and others.
SFWA News has this obituary.