Archive for the ‘In Memoriam’ Category

In Memoriam – Patricia A. McKillip (1948–2022)

Patricia A. McKillip (February 29, 1948–May 6, 2022) began publishing fantasy in 1973 with the novel The House on Parchment Street and the novella The Throme of the Erril of Sherill. Over the next few years, she published the award-winning The Forgotten Beasts of Eld and the Riddle-Master trilogy, comprised of The Riddle-Master of Hed, […]

In Memoriam – Bill Johnson (1956–2022)

Bill Johnson (October 4, 1956–March 17, 2022) began publishing science fiction in 1977 with the story “Stormfall,” which appeared in Kate Wilhelm’s anthology Clarion SF. Over the years, he published around 30 stories. His 1997 story “We Will Drink a Fish Together” earned him the Hugo Award for Best Novelette and an Asimov’s Readers’ Poll […]

In Memoriam – Tom Dupree

Tom Dupree (November 27, 1949–February 7, 2022), a SFWA member, worked as a senior editor at Bantam Spectra during the 1990s, where he line-edited their Star Wars novels among many other titles and worked with authors such as Dan Simmons and Lisa Mason. He later became an executive editor at HarperCollins. In 1995, Dupree, along […]

In Memoriam – J. Brian Clarke

J. Brian Clarke (May 23, 1928–January 17, 2022) was a SFWA member, a well-known writer of science fiction, a fellow of the British Planetary Association, and a past president of the Calgary center of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada.  Clarke started his career as a protégé of John W. Campbell, often appearing in Analog. […]

In Memoriam – Ron Goulart

Ron Goulart (January 13, 1933–January 14, 2022) was a Nebula Award nominee in 1966, and the SFWA Vice President and Grievance Chair from 1969–1971. His writing debuted in the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1952, and he wrote into the 2010s. His works were often layered with satire and parody, drawing on his […]

In Memoriam – Dave Wolverton

Dave Wolverton (May 15, 1957–January 14, 2022), who primarily wrote fiction as David Farland, was an award-winning and bestselling science fiction and fantasy author, editor, professor, and mentor. Wolverton’s first publication was in 1985,  the short story “The Sky is an Open Highway” in The Leading Edge. Wolverton went on to be known for writing […]

In Memoriam – John Joseph Miller

John Joseph Miller (March 28, 1954–January 5, 2022) served as SFWA Secretary from 1996–1998. John was a founding member of the Wild Cards Consortium, and is perhaps best known for his work in the Wild Cards shared universe series, first published in 1987. He contributed to more than five titles in that universe. Miller’s first […]

In Memoriam – Anne Rice

Bestselling novelist Howard Allen Frances O’Brien Rice (b.1941), known as Anne Rice, passed away on Saturday, December 11, at the age of 80. She was most known for her thirteen-book-plus Vampire Chronicles series, beginning with Interview With the Vampire, published in 1976 by Knopf. The series is often credited with bringing vampires and gothic horror […]

In Memoriam—Patricia Kennealy-Morrison

Patricia Kennealy-Morrison’s (b. Patricia Kennely, 1946) death was announced on July 22. Kennealy-Morrison got her start as a music journalist, serving as the editor-in-chief of Jazz & Pop and becoming one of the first female rock critics. In the 1980s, Kennealy-Morrison began publishing an epic space opera series, The Keltiad, which followed a group of Celts who […]