Thursday, December 08, 2005

Jerry Williamson


It breaks my heart to tell you that Jerry Williamson died this morning
at 1:20 a.m. in his room in the nursing home in Indiana. Memorial
services are tentatively scheduled for Sunday.

I wanted to let all of you know how very much it meant to him that you
contributed such fine work to this edition of Masques, and that you've
stuck with it through the several delays. I think this will serve as a
fine testament to Jerry's memory. Thank you.

Gary A. Braunbeck

Ed here: Jerry was known in both the horror and suspense communities for his fine work, especially his short stories. He wrote in just about every form of short fiction and did well by all of them. He was one of those people whose life was never easy. Especially in the last two decades of his life, he had to endure some bitter personal tragedies. He worked until he could work no longer. Only in our last phone conversation did I have the impression that he'd given up the struggle. He sounded whipped. Gary Braunbeck has done a fine job finishing one of Jerry's most accomplished projects, his series of dark fantasy/horror anthologies Masques. The books spanned nearly twenty years and were among the genre's most acclaimed series. So long, Jerry.


Blogger LAS said...

Memorial details are at:

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