David G. Hartwell passed away from some type of brain hemmorhage about an hour ago as I write this. I was heading to bed and decided to check my Twitter feed one last time tonight. Hartwell was one of the major editors in the fields of science fiction and fantasy for the last few decades.
His annual anthologies Year’s Best SF (1996-2013) and Year’s Best Fantasy (2001-2008) were among the most eagerly anticipated books of the year for me. He also edited a number of standalone anthologies.
I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hartwell several times over the years, although I hadn’t seen him in recent years. He was always open and approachable. He had an enthusiasm for the literature of the fantastic that was always refreshing to be around, and his knowledge of the field was considerable.
Adventures Fantastic would like to express our deepest condolences to his family and friends.