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Pete    9,411

Mad idiot Don "Duck" Edwing passed away at 82.

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OSJ    1,626
On 1/13/2017 at 10:05 AM, odessasteps said:

RIP exorcist writer William Peter Blatty age 89.

 

 

 

And Blatty went to his grave insisting that he was a "comedic writer".  Funny how one's self-perception can vary so much from what the world sees.

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OSJ    1,626

RIP to my dear friend, Edward Bryant, who passed away in his sleep yesterday after a long illness. A winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for short-fiction, Bryant was an early Clarion workshop grad and a prolific writer in the 1970s and 1980s and spent much of his time helping new writers get started. His fiction output dropped off in the 1990s, but he continued working as a reviewer and critic with a long-running column in Locus. A naturally witty and funny guy, he was a frequent toastmaster and/or host at conventions and award ceremonies. He will be very much missed. 

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OSJ    1,626

Damn. Really nice guy and one of the most incredibly talented illustrators of his generation. He was really born a couple of generations too late, Bernie needed to have been around in the 1930s doing the covers and interiors of Dime Mystery, Horror Stories and Weird Tales and pre-code stuff for E.C. 

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Tromatagon    5,007

Bernie was one of my heroes.  Glad he left such a large body of work for us to enjoy.

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Pete    9,411

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This.

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OSJ    1,626
21 hours ago, Pete said:

17362367_10154296454577541_1735652672782

This.

The last great old-school reporter, I'm sure that he's catching up with Red Smith, Damon Runyon, Jack Anderson at that special bar near the pearly gates that's always open (just like your tab); and when you call the night editor about your deadline, he always says "Take as much time as you like!" 

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zev    2,494

Denis Johnson, author of "Tree of Smoke" and other works passed away at the age of 67. From what I have seen this hour, he was at home, and it was a peaceful ending.

I found a copy of "Jesus' Son" once. Read the whole thing straight through in one day. At times brutal, brilliant through and through.

Looks like I'll be rereading it this weekend.

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J.T.    5,365

Michael Bond, creator and author of the Paddington Bear series of children's books, has passed away. 

He was 91 years old.

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odessasteps    5,738

Saw someone mention today how many times Wein revisited the Golem myth: swamp thing, galactic Golem,... they included Collossus, but not 100% sold on him fitting. 

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