In Memoriam – Don Sakers

Don Sakers (b.1958) died from a heart attack on May 17.  Sakers began publishing short fiction in 1983 and published two novels in the PsiScouts series with Phil Meade as well as the stand alone novel The Curse of the Zwilling.

As an editor, he worked on the anthologies Carmen Miranda’s Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three, Gaylaxicon 2006 Sampler, and QSpec Sampler 2007. Sakers also co-edited the magazine The Rule of Five Quarterly with Melissa Scott for four years as well as the anthology Jaelle Her Book: A Memorial.

Through his Speed-of-Light Press, Sakers published The SF Book of Days in 2004 and beginning in 2009, Sakers was a book reviewer for Analog’s Reference Library.

2 Responses

  1. Shariann Lewitt

    I am so very sorry. Don was a delightful and kind person and the kind of editor anyone would dream of working with. I shall miss him as I know the entire community will. My deepest condolences to his husband Thomas Atkinson.

  2. Ethan Perritt

    I grew up with two of his books on my father’s office shelves. They worked together back in the 80s and I was always fascinated by the covers. Only recently did I get to read his brilliant stories. May his soul rest easy in the beyond, I’m terribly sorry to hear this news.