SFWA Volunteer Peggy Rae Sapienza (1944-2015) died on March 22, about a month after undergoing heart surgery. Sapienza proofread the SFWA Bulletin for several years and also helped out with coordinating the New York Reception since 2008. In 2009, she helped run the Nebula Awards Weekend in Los Angeles and she co-chaired the 2010 Weekend in Cocoa […]
Archive for the ‘In Memoriam’ Category
DEATH has come for the humorist. Sir Terry Pratchett (b.1948) died on March 12 surrounded by his family. Pratchett had been suffering from Alzheimer’s for several years.
Reposted with permission via Bookview Cafe: Carol Severance, a remembrance by Linda Nagata I was saddened to learn that Carol Severance has recently passed away. For those who don’t know her, Carol was a science fiction writer from Hawaii. There aren’t many of us here in the islands, and she was an important friend and […]
New Zealand author Rocky Wood (b.1959) died on December 1. Wood was one of the world’s foremost experts on the writings of Stephen King,
Author and SFWA member Alan Lickiss died on November 10th, 2014. Lickiss began publishing science fiction in 1996 when his story “Martian Invaders Meet Mom,” co-written with his wife Rebecca, appeared in The Leading Edge. He followed it up with several more stories, often in anthologies, as well as in Analog. Five of his stories […]
Nebula Award winning author Eugie Foster (b.1971) died on September 27 from respiratory failture. Foster’s work was collected in Returning My Sister’s Face: And Other Far Eastern Tales of Whimsy and Malice.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]