StarTrek.com is saddened to report the passing of David G. Hartwell, a respected science-fiction writer and editor who, among his many career highlights, was the former Pocket Books editor credited with creating the publisher's Star Trek line. Hartwell suffered a massive brain bleed on January 19 following a fall and hospitalization, and succumbed to its effects on January 20. The Salem, Mass, native was 74 years old.
“Pocket Books and Simon & Schuster are saddened to hear of David G. Hartwell’s passing," the companies said in a statement. "He leaves behind the powerful legacy of his groundbreaking work and impact on science fiction, including the championing of unforgettable new adventures in the Star Trek universe via the Timescape imprint and beyond. We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
Hartwell is survived by his wife Kathryn Cramer and their two children, as well as children from a previous marriage. Please join StarTrek.com in offering our condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and fans.