The SFRA is saddened to note the passing of past President Michael Levy. Mike was an important member of the Association, having served not only as President but as Vice President and organizer or co-organizer of several SFRA conferences. In 2007 he was awarded SFRA’s Thomas D. Clareson Award for service to the field of science fiction studies. He was a respected scholar, reviewer, and editor, and an important mentor to many in the field. We will miss his generous contributions and his unfailing kindness.
On January 20, 2016, we lost David Hartwell, a longtime friend of SFRA. In 1999 David won SFRA’s Clareson Award, which recognizes service to the field. It is difficult to imagine anyone more deserving, as David was an important figure in science fiction publishing and criticism.
To me, David was unfailingly generous, and I will miss his encyclopedic knowledge, keen insight, good humor, and kindness.
Writer Andy Duncan’s farewell can be read here.
David’s wife Kathryn Cramer writes of his passing here.