An insider's view of the strange and wonderful world of science fiction, by one of the most respected editors in the field
Like those other American art forms, jazz, comics, and rock 'n' roll, science fiction is the product of a rich and fascinating subculture. Age of Wonders is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike.
David G. Hartwell's thoughts continue to reverberate and influence the field he helped to build, and this work will remain a core text in its history and study.
David Geddes Hartwell (1941-2016) was an American editor of science fiction and fantasy. He worked for Signet (1971–73), Berkley Putnam (1973–78), Pocket (where he founded the Timescape imprint, 1980–85, and created the Pocket Books Star Trek publishing line), and Tor Books (where he spearheaded Tor's Canadian publishing initiative at CAN-CON in Ottawa, and was also influential in bringing many Australian writers to the US market, 1984-date), and published numerous anthologies. Since 1995, his title at Tor/Forge Books was "Senior Editor." He chaired the board of directors of the World Fantasy Convention and, with Gordon Van Gelder, was the administrator of the Philip K. Dick Award. He held a Ph.D. in comparative medieval literature.
David G. Hartwell was the husband of Kathryn Cramer.
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.