Appreciations for David G. Hartwell (1941-2016)

We received more appreciations for the late David Hartwell than we had room to run in our March issue, but would still like to share them with our readers. The following memorials from his friends, admirers, and colleagues are just a small part of the outpouring of appreciations for his life. Further appreciations are welcome in the comments.–Locus


Chuck Gannon

I generally do not write memoriams. My first and ...Read More

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Roundtable on Lucius Shepard

On March 18, 2014, Lucius Shepard passed away. Since then a number of touching tributes have been penned, focusing on his life, personality and accomplishments. I thought it would be fitting for our Roundtable group to celebrate Shepard’s rich literary body of work. What are some of Shepard’s finest pieces, and why are they worth visiting and revisiting? Overlooked or out-of-print gems we should hunt down? Where should readers unfamiliar ...Read More

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Appreciation for Adam Niswander (1946-2012)

As reported in Locus Online and in our September 2012 issue, Adam Niswander passed away last month. While we did not have space in the September issue to print this moving tribute by Gary A. Braunbeck, we are pleased to include it here. If you have any appreciations or memories of the man or his work, please leave a note in the comments.


by Gary A. Braunbeck

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Pardon this intrusion

A couple of weeks ago, I went with a group of friends to see the (London) National Theatre’s production of Frankenstein. The play has attracted a lot of attention for several reasons: it’s a return to theatre direction for Danny Boyle after film success with Slumdog Millionaire; it stars two high-profile actors in Jonny Lee Miller and Benedict Cumberbatch; and Cumberbatch and Miller alternate the roles of Victor Frankenstein and ...Read More

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Appreciations for Neil Barron (1934-2010)

As reported in Locus Online, Neil Barron passed away last year. While he wrote and edited many critical articles and reviews, he will perhaps be best remembered for Anatomy of Wonder, most recently in its fifth edition. Along with the remembrances that will appear in Locus Magazine, Gary K. Wolfe and Stefan Dziemianowicz sent in these appreciations. If you have any appreciations or memories of the man or his ...Read More

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Appreciations for Jeanne Robinson, George Ewing, and Everett F. Bleiler

The following appreciations could not be included in the July print edition of Locus for reasons of space. We are pleased to present them here.

Appreciation for Jeanne Robinson by Jim Frenkel

I first met Jeanne Robinson in 1974. She and Spider had not been together very long at that point. They were living in Nova Scotia in a house with electricity but fewer other utilities than some houses. She ...Read More

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