Archive for the ‘In Memoriam’ Category

In Memoriam: Kit Reed

Kit Reed (b.1932) died on September 24, several months after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.  Reed published the story “The Wait” in 1958 and was nominated for a Hugo Award for Best New Author of 1958, a forerunner of the John W. Campbell, Jr. Award. 

In Memoriam – Brian Wilson Aldiss OBE

Brian Wilson Aldiss OBE (August 1925 – August 2017) was a SFWA Grand Master, writer and editor, best known for science fiction novels and short stories. Greatly influenced by science fiction pioneer H. G. Wells, Aldiss was the vice-president of the international H. G. Wells Society. Named a Grand Master by SFWA in 2000 and inducted by the Science […]

In Memoriam – John Dalmas

John Dalmas (b.1926 as John Robert Jones) died in June following a short bout of pneumonia.  In 1969, when Dalmas was working for the US Forest Service, he published the novel, The Yngling, which was serialized in Analog and published in book form in 1971.  Two stand-alone stories appeared in Analog in 1970, but Dalmas didn’t publish any more fiction until […]

In Memoriam – William B. Sanders

William B. Sanders (1942-2017​) aka, William Sundown, was a writer and editor of science fiction. His work frequently drew on his own Native American heritage, coupled with a dry humor and biting cynicism. His novels included alternate histories, Journey to Fusang (1988), which Roger Zelazny called “a clever romp through maybes and might-have-beens” and which received […]

In Memoriam – Susan Casper

Susan Casper (b.1947) died on February 24 following a long illness. A member of SFWA throughout her life, her first published story was “Spring-Fingered Jack,” which appeared in the Charles L. Grant anthology, Fears in 1983.  Over the next twenty years, she continued to publish short fiction, usually alone, but occasionally in collaboration with her […]

In Memoriam – Ed Bryant

Ed Bryant (b.August 27, 1945) died on February 10.  Bryant attended the Clarion Writers Workshop in 1968 and published his first short story, “The Only Come in Dreams” in Adam Magazine in 1970.  Bryant was nominated for his first SFWA Nebula Award for the short story “Shark” in 1974 and won back to back short […]

In Memoriam, Richard Adams

Richard Adams (1920 – 2016) died on December 24.  Adams was the author of Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. Adams was studying history at Worcester College, Oxford when World War II began.  He was called up to join the Royal Army Service Corps, but despite postings in the Middle East, Europe, and the […]