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RIP: Doris Lessing

Sad news… The Guardian is reporting that Doris Lessing has died. The Nobel prize-winning author of over 50 novels (including Shikasta, the first book in the Canopus in [...]

November 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

RIP: Patricia Anthony (1947 – 2013)

More sad news this week…. Locus Online is reporting died on August 2nd at the age of 66. Patricia Ahthony’s writing moved from traditional sf towards [...]

September 8, 2013 // 1 Comment

RIP: Ann “A.C.” Crispin

Sad news… Boing Boing is reporting that Author Ann Crispin has died. Ann, one of the founders of Writer Beware who published 23 novels writing as A.C. Crispin, is [...]

September 6, 2013 // 1 Comment

RIP: Frederik Pohl (1919 – 2013)

Sad, sad news, folks. Another legend has left us. Emily Pohl-Weary, Frederik Pohl’s granddaughter, is reporting that Frederik Pohl has passed away. He was 93 years old. [...]

September 2, 2013 // 7 Comments

RIP: Mick Farren

Sad news… Author, journalist and singer Mick Farren collapsed on stage during a performance last night and died shortly thereafter. Farren was known to science fiction [...]

July 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

RIP: Richard Matheson (1926 – 2013)

Sad news…io9 is reporting that Richard Matheson has passed away at the age of 87. Matheson was a giant in the field, writing such classics as I Am Legend (1954), Born [...]

June 25, 2013 // 1 Comment

RIP: Iain M. Banks (1954-2013)

Sad news, folks. BBC News is reporting that Iain M. Banks has died of cancer. HE was 59 years old. Just 2 months ago, he announced he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and [...]

June 9, 2013 // 8 Comments

RIP: Jack Vance

Sad news, folks… Lawrence Person is reporting that science fiction and fantasy author and SFWA Grand Master Jack Vance has passed away at the age of 96. Jack Vance is [...]

May 29, 2013 // 9 Comments

RIP: Ray Harryhausen (1920 – 2013)

If you’ve been anywhere on the web today, you’ve seen the sad news of Ray Harryhausen’s passing. Harryhausen was responsible for some of my earliest [...]

May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

RIP: James Herbert, OBE: 1943-2013

Sad news… reports that author James Herbert has passed away. Herbert’s 23 horror novels include The Rats, The Fog, Others, The Secret of Crickley Hall as [...]

March 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

RIP: Steven Utley (1948 – 2013)

Sad news, folks… Via Jessica Reisman, Lawrence Person is reporting that Steve Utley has passed away. Utley announced to his friends that he had been diagnosed with Type [...]

January 13, 2013 // 5 Comments

RIP: Boris Strugatsky

Sad news… is reporting that Russian sci-fi author Boris Strugatsky has passed away. Boris Strugatsky, along with is brother Arkady, wrote the science fiction [...]

November 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

RIP: Harry Harrison (1925 – 2012)

Sad news… io9 is reporting via the The Official Harry Harrison Website that author Harry Harrison has passed away. Harrison was known for numerous books and series, [...]

August 15, 2012 // 1 Comment

RIP: Ray Bradbury

Sad news… Locus Online is reporting that Ray Bradbury has passed away. He was 91 years old. Bradbury is known for numerous works, including The Martian Chronicles, The [...]

June 6, 2012 // 3 Comments

RIP: K. D. Wentworth

Sad news, folks… Author K.D. Wentworth (born oin 1951) died yesterday from complications related to cancer and pneumonia. She was the author of the novels Black on [...]

April 19, 2012 // 3 Comments

RIP: Ralph McQuarrie

Sad news, folks… is reporting that art legend Ralph McQuarrie has passed away. McQuarrie, born in 1929, was the designer of the original Star Wars movies [...]

March 4, 2012 // 2 Comments

RIP: Robert Holdstock (1948-2009)

Sad news… Ansible reports that Robert Holdstock has died at age 61: Robert Holdstock (1948-2009) died at 4am in the morning of Sunday 29 November, having been in [...]

November 29, 2009 // 1 Comment

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