2018-06-03 19:41:14 UTC
"It is with great sadness that I report the death of Gardner Dozois, one
of the greatest science fiction editors of all time. He was a friend who
I hadn’t seen or spoken to in far too long. I learned today that he was
exactly eighteen days older than me. I have to say that I’m surprised
(and very pleased) that he made it to age seventy, almost seventy-one.
He was always seriously overweight. Maybe it was his mighty heart that
kept him going this long."
"I met Gardner in 1976, at the first science fiction convention I ever
attended, Philcon ‘76. I also was the principle speaker, a term Philcon
uses which is analogous to guest of honor. Philcon claims to be the
longest-running science fiction conference of all time, dating back to
1936, when nine fans attended, including Donald A. Wollheim and my
friend, Frederick Pohl."