Gardner Dozois

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(July 23, 1947 -- May 27, 2018)

American prozine editor, anthologist and short fiction writer.

Besides editing numerous themed anthologies (often with Jack Dann), he edited the magisterial Year's Best Science Fiction from 1984 until his death. Being Gardner Dozois by Michael Swanwick published by Old Earth Books is a book-length interview with Dozois, covering his entire fiction output.

He was married to Susan Casper.

Awards, Honors and GoHships:

He was editor of Asimov's from 1986 to 2004 and during his tenure, the magazine was the unquestioned leading prozine. Dozois won the Best Professional Editor Hugo from 1988-1993, 1995-2001, and 2003-2004. And he was nominated for it in 1987, 1994, 2002, 2005, and 2007.

As a fiction writer, he was nominated for the 1972 Best Novella Hugo, the 1973 Best Novelette Hugo, the 1974 Best Novella Hugo, the 1975 Best Novella Hugo, and the 1984 Best Short Story Hugo. (He was also one of the founders of the Hugo Losers Party.) He was a member of the Guilford Gafia.

A tribute by Jon D. Swartz appeared in Scientifiction: The First Fandom Report (New Series #56, 2nd Quarter 2018).

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Also involved with: George R. R. Martin - Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine - MileHiCon 43 - Nebula Awards - Philcon 1978 - Philcon 1997 - Shawna McCarthy - Sheila Williams - Year's Best
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