Archive for the ‘In Memoriam’ Category

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 […]

RIP Lisa A. Barnett (2006)

Fantasy writer Lisa A. Barnett died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at her home in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, from a brain tumor. She died very peacefully in her sleep, in the company of her partner, Melissa Scott, and other family members. Lisa was born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, attended Girls’ Latin School, and received her […]

RIP: Larry Buchanan (1923-2004)

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 […]

RIP: Kenneth Bulmer (1921-2005)

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. […]

RIP: Chris Bunch (1943-2005)

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 […]