RIP: editor and anthologist Martin Greenberg

Julia says, " reports that Martin Greenberg, well known sci-fi/fantasy writer and editor has passed away."

I wrote stories for a number of Greenberg anthologies and found him to epitomize great editorship: easy, reliable communications; prompt payment; reasonable terms. If this sounds banal to you, it's probably because you haven't spent much time working in short fiction, where the order of the day is slow correspondence, insane contracts, and late payments. I didn't know Martin well on a personal level, but as a professional, he was without peer. You always knew when he was on the editorial team for an anthology that it would be a well-run, writer-friendly affair.

Greenberg's contributions to the genre publishing did not go unheralded. He received lifetime achievement awards for his work in science fiction (the Milford Award), horror (the Bram Stoker Award), and mystery (the Ellery Queen Award). In 2009 he was honored with one of the first Solstice Awards, given by the Science Fiction Writers of America to individuals who have had a significant impact on the world of science fiction.

Editor and Anthologist Martin Harry Greenberg (1941-2011)