Obituary: Michael Levy

Fan and academician Michael Levy (b.1950) died on April 3. Levy published Young Adult Science Fiction as Bildungsroman and had articles in The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction and The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, and wrote the entry on Octavia Butler for Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction. Levy had been battling cancer and underwent surgery on March 28 to stop bleeding and entered hospice shortly thereafter. Levy served as the editor of Extrapolation and as a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. He was a frequent attendee at Madison area conventions as well as ICFA in Orlando.