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20 January 2016 @ 05:18 am
David Geddes Hartwell, 1941-2016  
The rap on David Hartwell was that his taste was too good for the marketplace. Thirty years ago he was publishing all sorts of great stuff at Timescape, but the suits shut it down because it was not making enough money. (According to some reports, enough money to overcome the bath they’d taken on a John Irving book.) He moved over to Tor and continued to give us excellent sf. He created NYRSF, a continuing source of valuable sf criticism, which he had already turned over to Kevin Maroney. He was a good friend. Making Light remembers him.
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autopope on January 20th, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
My editor for nine books (ninth in progress) at Tor. A friend for 15 years. I will miss him.
The Weasel King: pic#32302970theweaselking on January 20th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
Apparently he is not yet quite dead, but is not expected to survive.