David G. Hartwell is a PhD in Comparative Medieval Literature who has been nominated for the Hugo Award more than forty times. He won for three times (Hugo as Best Editor/Long Form). He has edited a number of anthologies, including an annual Year's Best SF paperback series now in its eighteenth year and has won the World Fantasy Award for best anthology. He has taught at Harvard University, Clarion West, and New York University, among others, and has edited a couple of thousand SF books since 1970. He is the author of Age of Wonders, the founder of The New York Review of Science Fiction, and is presently a senior editor at Tor/Forge Books in New York. He was the Special Guest for Boskone 21 (1984).