|Fred Lerner is a
librarian, bibliographer, and historian, who has also written
extensively on modern American science fiction.
He has also consulted and lectured on thesauri for bibliographical databases, indexing of science fiction literature, and the history of libraries.
He holds degrees in History and Library Science from Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He recently retired from the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, where he produced the PILOTS Database, an online index to the worldwide psychotrauma literature.