Borgo Press

The Borgo Press was a small publishing company founded by Robert Reginald (Prof. Michael Burgess) in 1975 funded by the royalties gained from his first major reference work, Stella Nova: the contemporary science fiction authors (1970).[1]

That same year Reginald met Mary Wickizer Rogers, a student at Cal State. They married the following year and together formed the backbone of the publishing company into the 1990s.

Borgo Press specialized in literature and history, reflecting the interests of its owners. It published 300 titles from 1976 to 1998.[2] In 2003 it started up again as an imprint of Wildside Press(Rockville, Maryland; John Gregory Betancourt, publisher), where Reginald has managed the imprint since 2006.[3]

Borgo Press
FounderRobert Reginald
Country of originUnited States
Fiction genresFiction, non-fiction


  1. ^ Reginald 1970.
  2. ^ Reginald, Robert, and Mary A. Burgess. "BP300: An Annotated Bibliography of the First 300 Publications of the Borgo Press, 1975–1998". March 2007. Let a thousand flowers bloom ( Posted 2010-03-15. Archived 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  3. ^ "About Us" Archived August 13, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Wildside Press. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  • Reginald, Robert (1970). Stella Nova: the contemporary science fiction authors. Los Angeles, CA: Unicorn & Son.
  • Reginald, Robert (1975). Contemporary science fiction authors, first edition. New York, NY: Arno Press. (Revised edition of Stella Nova)

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