Archive for the ‘In Memoriam’ Category

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 […]

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 […]