Obituary: Paul S. Williams

Author and editor Paul S. Williams (b.1948) died on March 27. Williams founded the music magazine Crawdaddy in 1966 and continued to edit it through 1968. He also edited it from 1993-2003. He became friends with Philip K. Dick and served as Dick’s literary executor for the first decade after Dick’s death. From 1983 to 1992 Williams ran the Philip K. Dick Society with Keith Bowden. Williams also edited the massive republication of all Theodore Sturgeon’s short fiction by North Atlantic Press. Williams was injured in a 1995 bicycle accident and eventually began to suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia.