Paul Williams (1948-2013)

Editor, author, and fan Paul Williams, 64, died March 27, 2013. He entered hospice care in February, suffering from early-onset dementia, likely a result of the brain trauma he suffered in a 1995 bicycle accident.

Born May 19, 1947 in Boston, Williams was a founder of the Philip K. Dick Society, and was incredibly influential in getting Dick’s work into the larger world; he wrote Only Apparently Real: The World of Philip K. Dick (1986), for which he was nominated for both a Hugo and a Locus Award. He put together the Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon project (and edited it while he could), of which various volumes earned him six Locus Award nominations as well as two World Fantasy Award special award nominations. He was  also known for his rock criticism, and founded music magazine Crawdaddy in 1967.

See the May issue of Locus for a complete obituary.