Update: 7:11 am 1/20/16: Gary Farber mentions that some people are arguing over Hartwell’s status….and
premature obituary on Locus
Update: 7:02 am 1/20/16: This from PNH on Making Light
According to sporadic internet reports, David G. Hartwell, a lion of the field, has suffered a brain hemorrhage and is near death.
Jim Freund of NYRSF on Facebook reports (the reading program is named for the NY Review magazine founded by David) that Kathryn Cramer has stated:
::: Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: January 20, 2016, 12:10 AM:
His heart is still beating, but he is being assessed for brain death. Whatever the assessment, he has had a massive brain bleed, which continues. He will nor survive. He has not been breathing on his own since the EMTs arrived at the orchard house late this afternoon.”
More information as it becomes available.
I knew David marginally for years and like most in the field have benefited greatly from his work and contributions. This is indeed a sad story.
Read more about David’s contributions and the high praise he received from his colleagues here