It is with great regret that we mourn the passing of our friend, NESFA Press author, and respected science fiction editor Gardner Dozois.
We were honored that Gardner agreed to be Boskone 56’s NESFA Press Guest in conjunction with the publication of his forthcoming travel memoir On the Road with Gardner Dozois: Travel Narratives 1995-2000, which will be the Boskone 56 book.
In honor of Gardner’s memory, Gardner Dozois will remain the NESFA Press Guest for Boskone 56. We are working on special program items and special program participants to further honor his memory and will post details as they are finalized.
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Gardner Dozois (1947-2018) was the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine for nearly 20 years and was also the editor for the anthology series The Year’s Best Science Fiction. He has received dozens of awards for his work, including 30 Locus Awards, 15 Hugo Awards, several Nebula awards, a Sidewise Award to honor his work as an editor and as a writer. He also received NESFA’s Skylark Award for Lifetime Achievement in Science Fiction, and in many ways had a direct hand in shaping the future of science fiction during his career.
He has edited hundreds of books, including solo and co-edited anthologies as well as novels written in collaboration with authors such as George R.R. Martin, Michael Swanwick, and others. His work has topped the New York Times bestseller list, he has been inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and he has been a member of the science fiction community and fandom for decades. Born in Salem, MA, he lived much of his life in Philadelphia, PA with his wife Susan Casper (1947-2017).
Gardner and Susan were longtime fans, who enjoyed exploring the world together, and spending time with friends at conventions all around the world. In addition to his work as an editor, Gardner was known for capturing their adventures in delightful narratives that preserved these moments in time. Both he and Susan will be missed.