David G. Hartwell

(July 10, 1941 — January 20, 2016)

Born in Salem, MA, Hartwell was an editor and fan. He was for many years the mainstay of the New York Review of Science Fiction (often called NYRSF, pronounced "ner-sif"), a semiprozine specializing in articles about sf. It has been on the ballot for Best Semiprozine in the years 19892009 and 2012. He had a Ph.D. in comparative medieval literature.

He was GoH at Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon.

Professionally, he worked as an editor for Signet (19711973), Berkley Putnam (19731978), Cosmos, a short-lived prozine in 1977, Pocket Books (where he founded the Timescape line), 19801985, Arbor House, and created the Pocket Books Star Trek line), and at Tor Books from 1984 until his death.

His Dragon Press was a small press which published NYRSF as well as books of criticism by such writers as Samuel R. Delaney and Michael Swanwick.

For many years he and his wife Kathryn Cramer edited two Year's Best anthologies, Year's Best SF and Year's Best Fantasy. He (often with Cramer) also edited a number of other distinguished anthologies such as Hard Science Fiction.

He chaired the board of directors of the World Fantasy Convention and, with Gordon Van Gelder, was an administrator of the Philip K. Dick Award.

He was nominated for the Best Professional Editor Hugo in 1982-1984, 1987-1990, 1998-2000, 2003-2006, winning the 2006 Best Professional Editor Hugo. He was nominated for the the Best Editor, Long Form Hugo in 2007-2009, winning in 2008 and 2009. He took himself out of competition for the year 2001. He was nominated for the 2007 Best Editor, Short Form Hugo.

Other Awards, Honors and GoHships:

Contributor to: Trap Door

See also http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/hartwell_david_g


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