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In Memoriam: Merl “Bill” Baldwin, Jr.

Merl “Bill” Baldwin, Jr. (b.1935) died on October 14. A lifetime active member of SFWA, Baldwin wrote the Helmsman series, beginning in 1985 and continuing through eight books, ending with The Turning Tide in 2011.  He also wrote the stand-alone novels Canby’s Legion and The Enigma Strategy. Baldwin served as a lieutenant at the US […]

Market Report

The SFWA Blog is now offering a monthly market report. Here’s the first of the New Year. January, 2016 DEADLINES AND CLOSURES TO NOTE: The Open Door submission period at ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS will end at “Midnight GMT on 31st January 2016. Anything sent after that time will not be read.” Semiprozine FARSTRIDER MAGAZINE will close […]

In Memoriam: David G. Hartwell

Tor Books editor David G. Hartwell (b.1941) suffered a fall and subsequent brain injury January 19th and died January 20th, 2016.

Hartwell worked for numerous publishers over the years, including Signet, Berkley/Putnam, and Gregg Press. While at Simon and Schuster in the early 1980s, he helped create the Timescape line before he wound up at Tor Books.