Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Ed Hoch passes

by Rob - January 29th, 2008.
Filed under: Deaths.

For over thirty years, my family had a vacation home near Rochester, New York, and I got pretty plugged into the literary community down there. And the grand old man of Rochester letters was Edward D. Hoch — a real gentleman, and a very fine writer.

Peter Sellers and I published a story by him in our book Over the Edge: The Crime Writers of Canada Anthology (yes, even though he was an American, Ed was a dues-paying member of the Crime Writers of Canada).

Ed had a story in every single issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine since May 1973 — over thirty-four years without missing an issue.

He passed away earlier this month at the age of 77, and he shall be sorely missed.

Here’s the New York Times obituary.

The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site

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