Read more here: Former Stratford Director, John Neville, Dies and Slice of SciFi Remembers John Neville.
* RIP, Hugo and Nebula Award winner Anne McCaffrey (1926-2011), Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master, inductee into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and author of one of the first science fiction novels to appear on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Read more here: Announcement from Locus and Slice of SciFi Remembers Anne McCaffrey.
* In happier news, Smart Pop Books is running a new promotion: Sign up for Smart Pop's mailing list, and get free excerpts from Smart Pop books! Two of the books from which you can get excerpts are collections that include essays of mine, namely Nyx in the House of Night and Fringe Science.
Last but not least, given the season, this seemed appropriate!
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Besides the autumn poets sing,
A few prosaic days
A little this side of the snow
And that side of the haze.
A few incisive mornings,
A few ascetic eves, -
Gone Mr. Bryant's golden-rod,
And Mr. Thomson's sheaves.
- Emily Dickinson, "Nature: XLIX"