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In Memoriam – Bari Greenberg

We are very sad to learn of Bari Greenberg’s death on August 17th, 2014. Besides being a very well regarded St. Louis fan and filker, he was the spouse of long-time SFWA Bulletin advertising director and frequent host of SFWA hospitality suites, Sandra “Cat” Greenberg. Our thoughts go out to Cat and their friends and […]

In Memoriam – Frank M. Robinson

Frank M. Robinson (b.1926) died on June 30.  Robinson worked as an office boy at Ziff-Davis in his native Chicago in the 1930s before being drafted and serving in the Navy during World War II.  Following the war, he attended Beloit College and attempted to establish a career as a writer, only to end up […]

In Memoriam – Daniel Keyes 1927-2014

Daniel Keyes (b.1927) died on June 15.  Keyes is best known for his short story “Flowers for Algernon,” which won the Hugo Award, and its expansion, the Nebula Award-winning novel of the same title.  The book was turned into the film Charly, which won an Oscar for star Cliff Robertson, and the less successful musical Charlie and Algernon. Prior […]

In Memoriam – Jay Lake 1964-2014

Jay Lake (b. Joseph E. Lake, Jr. 1964) died on June 1. Lake began publishing stories in 2001 with the story, “The Courtesy of Guests” and went on to win the Campbell Award for best new author in 2004.  His win inspired him to create a set of artifacts around the award, including the Campbell tiara, which […]

In Memoriam: Tom Clancy

Techno-thriller author Tom Clancy (b.1947) died on October 1 at Johns Hopkins. Clancy joined SFWA on the basis of his first novel, The Hunt for Red October, in 1984. That book introduced the world to Clancy’s protagonist Jack Ryan, who would feature in some way in most of his novels.

In Memoriam: A. C. Crispin

Author A. C. Crispin (b.1950) died on September 6 after a year-long battle with cancer.  Crispin began publishing in 1983 with the Star Trek novel Yesterday’s Son.   She continued writing media tie-in novels, including for the television show V and the films Star Wars, Alien, and The Pirates of the Caribbean.  In 1989, she published her first original novel, Starbridge, and co-wrote six sequels to it.  In 2005, […]

In Memoriam: Frederik Pohl

Polymath and former SFWA President Frederik Pohl (b.1919) died on September 2 after entering the hospital in repiratory distress earlier in the day. Pohl joined science fiction fandom in the 1930s and quickly became an integral part of the New York science fiction scene. He was denied entry to the first Worldcon in 1939 as part of the “Exclusion Act.” By that time, he had begun to publish, with his poem “Elegy to a Dead Planet: Luna,” appearing in 1937 and his first story, the collaboration with C.M. Kornbluth “Before the Universe” in 1940 (as S.D. Gottesman, one of several pseudonyms Pohl used, either singularly or in collaboration).