It is with profound regret that we confirm that David Hartwell, award-winning editor and anthologist, and a vital part of Tor for over three decades, has passed away. He was a warm, familiar, prolific, and iconic presence in science fiction fandom and publishing, beginning his career in 1971 as a consulting SF editor for Signet, co-founding The New York Review of Science Fiction in 1988, editing thousands of books and dozens of anthologies over the years. He was nominated for the Hugo Award forty-one times, winning the awards for Best Professional Editor in 2006 and Best Editor Long Form in 2008 and 2009, as well as editing Nebula and Hugo Award-winning novels.
In the coming days, weeks, and months, there will be many occasions to remember and celebrate David’s life and work, and his impressive contributions to science fiction. In the meantime, those of us who will remember him first and most fondly as a colleague, mentor, and friend will count ourselves lucky to have crossed into his orbit and been warmed by his humor, intelligence, enthusiasm, and imagination. Our thoughts go out to his children and family; he will be deeply missed.
Please visit Kathryn Cramer’s website, she’s written about her husband’s passing in “Til Death Did Us Part.”