Daniel Pearlman (1935-2013)

Author Daniel Pearlman, 77, died February 18, 2013 in Providence RI of an aortic aneurysm.

Pearlman published short SF in magazines and anthologies regularly throughout the ’80s, ’90s, and beyond. Some of his stories were collected in The Final Dream & Other Fictions (1995), The Best-Known Man in the World & Other Misfits (2001), and A Giant in the House & Other Excesses (2011), and his novella Brain and Breakfast appeared in 2011. First fantasy novel Memini appeared in 2003, though he also published literary novel Black Flames (1997). In 1995 he founded and edited the newsletter Council for the Literature on the Fantastic, which appeared in print for five issues before going online in 1999 and later on hiatus.

Pearlman was born in 1935 in New York City. He attended Brooklyn College and Columbia University, earning a PhD in Comparative Literature. He was a professor at the University of Rhode Island for 25 years teaching there before retiring.

Pearlman had quintuple bypass surgery earlier this year, and seemed to be recovering well, but after a week at home he was rushed to the hospital and had a fatal aortic aneurysm. He is survived by his wife Sandra.

See the April issue of Locus for a complete obituary.