Archive for the ‘In Memoriam’ Category

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 […]

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.

In Memoriam – Peggy Rae Sapienza

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 […]

In Memoriam – Carol Severance

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 […]

In Memoriam: Alan Lickiss

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 […]