Horace L. Gold (1914–96) wrote for DC Comics during the early 1940s until he was drafted. After his discharge, he brought a fresh, more nuanced approach to the science-fiction genre as editor of Galaxy Science Fiction. During the post–World War II science-fiction boom, Gold was known for introducing new writers, hiring illustration pioneers, and publishing a beautiful, high-quality magazine. E. J. Gold is an artist, writer, and jazz musician who collaborated with his father, Horace L. Gold, on several novels in the 1960s and whose science-fiction stories and articles have appeared in several magazines, including Omni Magazine.