In Memoriam: Gardner Dozois (1947 – 2018); founding editor of “The Year’s Best Science Fiction” anthologies.

Gardner Dozois (1947 – 2018) was an acclaimed American science fiction editor and author.

His editorial work won multiple Hugo and Locus awards over the years. For several years he was the editor of  “Asimov’s” SF magazine, and   of several anthologies, including “The Year’s Best Science Fiction” anthologies, published annually since 1984.
Gardner Dozois was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2011.

As a reader, I enjoyed and appreciated greatly the stories he selected for the “The Year’s Best Science Fiction” anthologies.
It was a wonderful way to discover works by writers that were new to me; or to rediscover writers whose works I had read in the past.

from “Ulysses” (1842)
by Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 – 1892)
Old age hath yet his honor and his toil.
Death closes all; but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks;
The long day wanes; the slow moon climbs; the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.