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In Memoriam: Joel Rosenberg (1954-2011)

Joel Rosenberg (b.1954) died on the evening of June 2, a day after suffering a respiratory depression that caused a heart attack, anoxic brain damage and major organ failure. Rosenberg’s first published short story was “Like the Gentle Rains” in IASFM in 1982.  A year later, he published The Sleeping Dragon, the first novel in his long-running […]

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 […]

In Memoriam: W.J. Maryson (1950-2011)

Dutch author W.J. Maryson (1950-2011) died on March 9 after being taken to the hospital suffering from heart problems.  Maryson, who was born Wim Stolk, was the author of the six-volume Master Magician series and the Unmagician trilogy among other books. In 2004, the third novel of the Unmagician trilogy, De heer de Diepten, received the Elf Fantasy […]