News item: 28 May 2018
Gardner Dozois, after a short illness, died in Philadelphia on 27 May 2018; he was 70. He was best known as a hugely influential genre editor, both for his long stint at Isaac Asimov’s SF Magazine from 1986 to 2004, and for many anthologies including 35 authoritative volumes of The Year’s Best Science Fiction (1984-2018). He won fifteen Hugos as best professional editor and – though he was far less prolific as a fiction author – two Nebulas for best short story. In 2011 he was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. He is also fondly remembered as a cheeringly rumbustious and reliably irreverent presence at countless sf gatherings.
Some early obituaries, tributes and memoirs are linked below.