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In Memoriam: Joanna Russ (1937-2011)

Joanna Russ (b.1937) died on April 29, 2011, two days after entering hospice.  Russ was admitted to hospice following a series of strokes. Russ received a BA from Cornell in 1957 where she studied under Vladimir Nabokov.  She began publishing science fiction in 1959 with the short story “Nor Custom Stale.”  In 1960, she earned […]

In Memoriam: Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011)

British author Diana Wynne Jones (1934-2011) died on March 26 after being diagnosed with lung cancer in mid-2009.  Jones is perhaps best known for her novel Howl’s Moving Castle, which was turned into an animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli.  Jones began publishing in 1970 with the novel Changeover, aimed at the adult […]