Flonet E. Biltgen, 61, of Wexford, PA, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, after a brief battle with colon cancer. Beloved wife of 39 years of Renard L.; loving mother of Renee Ramey and Erica Deitzel; grandmother of Mason Ramey (8 months) and Kye Deitzel (4 months). Flonet was an integral part of the science […]
Article by Elizabeth Moon on advice for novice writers. Novice writers have to take some responsibility for their own careers. The good information is NOT that hard to find. The novices who don’t find it–and don’t find it repeatedly–are resisting the truth.
Film Director Larry Buchanan died from complications of a collapsed lung on December 2. Buchanan, age 81, made nearly 30 motion pictures, including Curse of the Swamp Creature, Mars Needs Women, and It’s Alive! His memoir, It Came From Hunger: Tales of a Cinema Schlockmeister was published in 1996. Survivors include his wife of 52 […]
UK writer and fan Kenneth Bulmer died peacefully on December 16, 2005 following an extended period of illness. He was 84. One of science fiction’s most prolific writers, he published 165 novels and many short stories under at least 22 pseudonyms. His best know work is the Dray Prescot series written as Alan Burt Akers. […]
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Science Fiction and television writer, Christopher R. Bunch, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2005 following extended illness. The author and co-author of over 30 novels, Chris was a veteran of Vietnam where he served as a patrol commander and later as a correspondent for Stars & Stripes. His writing jobs following the war included […]
Long time Cincinnati area fan, Bill Bowers, passed away early on April 18, 2005. Four times nominated for the Best Fanzine Hugo, his well known fanzines included Double:Bill (with Bill Mallardi) and Outworlds. He was a Guest of Honor at several science fiction conventions, including Fan Guest of Honor at the 1978 World Science Fiction […]
Locus Online reports that fan, fantasy novelist and Bond biographer John Raymond Brosnan was found dead in his South Harrow (UK) home several days ago. Brosnan was born in Australia, but lived in and near London for many years. His writing appeared under the names John Brosnan, James Blackstone (with John Baxter), John Raymond, Simon […]
Publishing changed considerably after the 1979 Supreme Court ruling in Thor Power Tool Company v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., explains why.