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RIP: J G Ballard (1930-2009)

The BBC reports that novelist, essayist and short-story writer James Graham (JG) Ballard died on Sunday morning, April 19, 2009 following several years of illness. He was 78. Ballard was a British citizen who was born in Shanghai, China and educated at Cambridge University. He wrote 19 novels and dozens of short stories. His most […]

RIP: Barrington J. Bayley (1937-2008)

British New Wave author, Barrington John Bayley, passed away October 14, 2008 following a recent surgery for bowel cancer. He was 71. Bayley was born in Birmingham, England and lived in the UK. Although usually writing as Barrington J. Bayley he also wrote as Alan Aumbry and P. F. Woods. His first story was published […]

RIP: Algis Budrys (1931-2008)

Algirdas Jonas Budrys, who wrote, reviewed and edited science fiction as Algis Budrys, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2008 following an extended illness. He was 77. He came to the United States from Lithuania at the age of 5 with his father, who was consul-general of the Lithuanian government. Known to countless fans and […]

RIP: Jamie Bishop (1971-2007)

Virginia Tech German Professor, photographer and multimedia artist, Christopher James Bishop died in the shooting rampage at the University on April 16, 2007. Bishop was in his second year of teaching at Virginia Tech. He had a BA and MA in German from the University of Georgia and taught English in Germany for several years. […]

RIP: Nelson S. Bond (1908-2006)

SFWA Author Emeritus, Nelson Slade Bond died as a consequence of heart valve problems on November 4, 2006. He was 97. Born November 23, 1908, Bond’s professional writing career began in newspapers, but his first short story was published in 1935. He went on to sell hundreds of short stores, most of them to pulp […]