Social media informed me of some sad news: David G. Hartwell died today. He had many accomplishments, some of which I admit I’m ignorant of, and was very highly respected by authors and editors in the Science Fiction field. Every author I follow (Fb, Twitter) has put up their own eulogy for him. He appears to have been much loved by the people who knew him personally.
In a 2004 interview with Locus, he said:
“Every time one of the older authors dies, I am saddened by it and feel a loss; every time the publishing industry in some country in a part of the world that used to do a fair amount of science fiction stops doing science fiction, I am saddened by it — and that happens more and more. But on the other hand, we’ve got a vigorous science fiction publishing industry going in Poland. We didn’t use to have that. It’s great! So there is some birth and rebirth, as well as aging and dying.”
I’ve been scanning his Wikipedia page for a list of works. Looks like I have some reading to do.
Blessed repose and eternal memory, David.