It is sad to learn that Gardner Dozois has left us. I did not know him personally; the sum of my interaction with him was the exchange of some emails when he took my story “RedKing” for one of his recent Year’s Best anthologies. But all my life his work in science fiction has been a powerful influence. I read Asimov’s when he edited the magazine (and after, of course), followed closely his many anthologies, and I admired his fiction. He worked ceaselessly to support science fiction as literature.