(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 1989—2009 and 2012. He had a Ph.D. in comparative medieval literature.
Professionally, he worked as an editor for Signet (1971–1973), Berkley Putnam (1973–1978), Cosmos, a short-lived prozine in 1977, Pocket Books (where he founded the Timescape line), 1980–1985, Arbor House, and created the Pocket Books Star Trek line), and at Tor Books from 1984 until his death.
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 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:
- 1984 — Boskone 21
- 1986 — L&N DSC
- 1987 — Toastmaster at Alternacon
- 1988 — Minicon 23, 1988 — Fourth Street Fantasy 1988, World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology for The Dark Descent
- 1989 — Lunacon 32
- 1992 — Loscon 19
- 1993 — Toastmaster at Corflu 10.
- 1997 — Toastmaster at Rivercon XXII
- 1999 — Thomas D. Clareson Award
- 2001 — Ad Astra 2001
- 2005 — 31 Flavors of ConFusion, Due North
- 2006 — Skylark Award, DSC 44 (Literary toastmaster)
- 2007 — Apollocon 2007
- 2008 — Fellow of NESFA
- 2010 — World Fantasy Convention 2010, Norwescon XXXIII
- 2011 — returning guest at Ad Astra 30
Contributor to: Trap Door
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