After being immersed in the correspondance of Wilhelm, her literary agent Charles Schlessiger and her editor Gordon Van Gelder, I was thrilled to find a piece of fannish praise for Wilhelm online on Van Gelder’s behalf. Worth a read. http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/2001/gvg0109.htm
“Such writers might not get the obsessive fascination that belongs to the live-fast-die-young victims, but every now and then, at times like this, we can try to tell writers like Kate Wilhelm just how grateful we are for all the joy they’ve given us and how much we look forward to the stories yet to come . . . and we can hope that’s enough.”
Van Gelder, Gordon. “Kate Wilhelm: An Appreciation.” Fantasy and Science Fiction: Editorials & Editor’s Recommendations. N.p., Dec. 2001. Web. 25 Oct. 2013. <http://www.sfsite.com/fsf/2001/gvg0109.htm>.