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SF and Western writer Lee Hoffman, born 1932, died February 6, 2007. Hoffman published SF fanzines Quandry and Science-Fiction Five-Yearly beginning in the early '50s, and four SF novels from 1967 to 1972, including The Caves of Karst (1969), but was best known for numerous Western novels, including Spur Award-winner The Valdez Horses (1967), made into a film starring Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland.

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French writer, editor, and filmmaker Patrice Duvic, born 1946, died Sunday, February 25, at the age of 61. He published interviews with American SF writers; wrote novels "Naissez, nous ferons le reste" ("Get Born, We'll Take Care of the Rest") and "Poisson-pilote" ("Pilotfish"), both in 1979, and short story "The Eyes on Butterflies' Wings" in Omni March '79; co-wrote/directed the film "Vampirisme" in 1967 and co-wrote the film "Terminus" in 1987 and wrote the film's novelization. He was best-known as an editor in France.

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George Collyn (Colin Pilkington, 1937-2002), whose ten short sf stories appeared 1964-1967 in New Worlds and (once) F&SF, died on 2 April 2002. This went unreported in sf circles, since for professional reasons he kept his real name dark; some sf bibliographies wrongly list Collyn as a pseudonym of Michael Moorcock.

 

Myrtle Devenish (1913-2007), UK actress seen in Terry Gilliam's Time Bandits, Brazil and The Meaning of Life (`Crimson Permanent Assurance'), died on 21 January aged 93.

 

Walker Edmiston (1926-2007), US actor who voiced many roles in tv cartoons and the original Star Trek, died on 15 February at age 81.

Peter Ellenshaw (1913-2007), London-born matte artist whose visual effects appeared in genre films from Things To Come (1936) to The Black Hole (1979) and Superman IV (1987), died on 12 February aged 93.

 

Ian Richardson (1934-2007), UK actor honoured with the CBE, died on 9 February aged 72. Genre appearances included Brazil (1985), The Canterville Ghost (1997), Dark City (1998), Gormenghast (2000), Strange (2002-3), and Hogfather (2006, as the voice of Death).

 

Fred Mustard Stewart (1932-2007), popular US author whose genre ventures included his first novel The Mephisto Waltz (1969, filmed 1971), died on 7 February; he was 74.

 

Τα πιο πάνω από το Ansible του Dave Langford.

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SF author Leigh Eddings, wife of David Eddings and co-author of many of his books, most recently "The Younger Gods" (Voyager, Warner) died last Wednesday, February 28, 2007, after a series of strokes.

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SF author David I. Masson, born 1915, died February 25, 2007, in Leeds, UK, at the age of 91. Masson was known for a handful of stories published in New Worlds magazine in the 1960s, including "Traveller's Rest" and "A Two-Timer", which were collected in The Caltraps of Time (1968).

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American writer Kurt Vonnegut, born 1922, died today at the age of 84. His novels include SF classics Player Piano (1952), The Sirens of Titan (1959), Cat's Cradle (1963), God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (1965), and Slaughterhouse Five (1969), along with later works Galapagos (1985) and Timequake (1997).

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Fantasy writer Lloyd Alexander, born 1924, died yesterday at the age of 83. He was best known for the "Chronicles of Prydain" beginning with "The Book of Three" (1964) and including Newbery Medal winner "The High King" (1968). The first two books in this series formed the basis of the Disney animated film "The Black Cauldron". Other works included American Book Award winner "Westmark" (1981), first of a trilogy, and National Book Award winner "The Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian" (1970). He was awarded a Life Achievement World Fantasy Award in 2003.

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SF and fantasy writer Fred Saberhagen, born 1930, died June 29, 2007, at the age of 77. He began publishing in 1961 with short stories in Galaxy and If magazines, and published collection Berserker in 1967, first in a series about interstellar killing machines programmed to destroy all life. Saberhagen's 60+ books also included the Empire of the East sequence, beginning with The Broken Lands (1968), the Dracula sequence, beginning with The Dracula Tape (1975), and two books co-written with Roger Zelazny, Coils (1981) and The Black Throne (1990). His last book was Ardneh's Sword (Tor, 2006).

 

Locus has received a report of the death of writer and editor Sterling E. Lanier, born 1927, on June 28, 2007, in Sarasota, Florida, at the age of 79. Lanier began publishing in 1961, and was best known for stories about Brigadier Ffellowes and the novel Hiero's Journey (1973). As editor he worked for Chilton Books in the early 1960s, where he persuaded the firm to publish Frank Herbert's Dune (1965). Lanier's last novel was Menace Under Marswood (1983). He was also a sculptor whose works included visions of characters from The Lord of the Rings that were admired by J.R.R. Tolkien himself.

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SF and mystery writer Joe L. Hensley, born 1926, died August 27, 2007, at the age of 81. He began publishing SF in 1953 with stories in Planet Stories and Beyond Fantasy Fiction, and later wrote suspense novels and occasional SF, collaborating with Harlan Ellison and Alexei Panshin. His last novel, Snowbird's Blood, is due for release in 2008.

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Fantasy writer Madeleine L'Engle, born 1918, died yesterday, September 6, 2007, at the age of 88. Her most famous book was Newbery Medal winner "A Wrinkle in Time" (1962), a fantasy about two children battling evil while searching for their missing father; it had four sequels, including American Book Award winner "A Swiftly Tilting Planet" (1978) and "An Acceptable Time" (1989). L'Engle wrote over 60 books in all, including science fiction and nonfiction. She received a National Humanities Medal in 2004.

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Αν και ήδη υπάρχει ειδικό thread για αυτόν, το προσθέτω εδώ για λόγους πληρότητας.

 

Fantasy writer Robert Jordan, born 1948, died today, September 16, 2007, at the age of 58. Jordan was the pen-name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr. He was author of the bestselling Wheel of Time series that began in 1990 with The Eye of the World and continued 11 volumes through Knife of Dreams in 2005, plus prequel volume New Spring (2004). A twelfth volume, A Memory of Light, remains uncomplete. Before that series Jordan wrote the Michael Fallon historical romance trilogy and seven Conan novels, from Conan the Invincible (1982) through Conan the Victorious (1984).

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Bestselling author Ira Levin, born 1929, died Monday, November 12, 2007, at the age of 78. His 1967 fantasy novel Rosemary's Baby was filmed by Roman Polanski; later works included SF novels This Perfect Day (1970), The Stepford Wives (1972), and The Boys from Brazil (1976). The latter two, and his hit play "Deathtrap", were also filmed. This Perfect Day received a Prometheus Hall of Fame Award in 1992, and Levin received a Bram Stoker Life Achievement Award in 1997.

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Crime novelist Stephen Marlowe died Friday, 22 February 2008, in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the age of 79. He was born Milton Lesser, and began his career writing SF novels under that name, including Slaves to the Metal Horde (1954) and Recruit for Andromeda (1959, an Ace Double with Robert Silverberg's The Plot Against Earth [as by Calvin M. Knox])

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SF writer Janet Kagan, born 1946, died Friday, 29 February 2008, of C.O.P.D. (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), at the age of 63. She was author of popular "Mama Jason" stories published in Asimov's and collected in "Mirabile" (1991), and of two novels, Star Trek tie "Uhura's Song" (1985), and "Hellspark" (1988). Her 1992 novelette "The Nutcracker Coup" won a Hugo Award in 1993.

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Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons and occasional novelist, died this morning in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, at the age of 69. Regarded as the father of role-playing games, his several novels began with Saga of Old City (1985); two later novels have been re-issued by Paizo Publishing's Planet Stories imprint, The Anubis Murders (reprinted last October) and The Samarkand Solution (due this month).

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Mutus_Liber

Λίγο καθυστερημένα μέν αλλά πρόσεξα ότι δεν έχει αναφερθεί ο θάνατος του Sir Artur C. Clarke. Πέθανε στις 19 Μαρτίου. Θα περιοριστώ στο συγγραφικό του έργο μόνο. Στηριζόμενος στις επιστημονικές του γνώσεις αλλά και στην φαντασία του, έγινε ένας απο τους πρωτοπόρους συγγραφείς επιστημονικής φαντασίας. Ίσως το πλέον γνωστό βιβλίο του ήταν το "2001: Οδύσσεια του Διαστήματος". Κατάφερε να κερδίσει πολλά βραβεία στην καριέρα του, ανάμεσα τους και του Grand Master απο την Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Αναφέρθηκε στο topic που υπάρχει ειδικά γι' αυτόν τον μεγάλο συγγραφέα.

 

Καλωσόρισες Mutus_Liber!

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SF and fantasy writer Robert Asprin, born 1946, died yesterday, May 22, 2008, at his home in New Orleans. Asprin's first novel was SF The Cold Cash War (1977) but he was best known as creator and editor of the Thieves' World series of braided anthology/novels, and as author of numerous comic fantasy novels including series beginning with Another Fine Myth... (1978) and Phule's Company (1990). His latest book is Dragons Wild (2008), first book in another new series. Asprin won a Locus Award in 1982 for anthology Shadows of Sanctuary and he won two Balrog Awards, for that book and for anthology Storm Season the following year.

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SF author, critic, and editor Algis Budrys, born 1931, died this morning, June 9, 2008, at the age of 77. He began publishing in 1952 with short fiction in Astounding, Galaxy, and other magazines; notable stories include "The End of Summer" (1954), "Nobody Bothers Gus" (1955), "The Edge of the Sea" (1958, a Hugo nominee), "Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night" (1961), and "The Silent Eyes of Time" (1975, a Hugo nominee). His first novel was False Night (1954), revised in 1961 as Some Will Not Die; later novels included Who? (1958, a Hugo nominee), The Falling Torch (1959), classic Rogue Moon -- about matter transmission and an alien labyrinth on the moon, an expansion of novella "Rogue Moon" included in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame (1960, a Hugo nominee as a novel), The Amsirs and the Iron Thorn (1967), Michaelmas (1977), and Hard Landing (1993, a Nebula nominee). He wrote critical reviews for Galaxy and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in the 1960s and '70s, many collected in Benchmarks: Galaxy Bookshelf (1985, a Hugo nominee and winner of a Locus Award). Since the mid 1980s he was associated with the Writers of the Future program for new writers, sponsored by the Church of Scientology, and he edited many of the annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future anthologies from 1985 to present. He was also editor of magazine Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, which lasted 24 issues from 1993 to 1997, and was twice nominated for a Hugo Award in the semi-professional magazine category. In 2007 Budrys won a Pilgrim Award from the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) for lifetime contribution to SF and fantasy scholarship.

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Αν και αφορά τον χώρο του κινηματογράφου, το βάζω εδώ:

 

Stan Winston, the man behind some of Hollywood's most amazing monsters, has died after losing his battle with cancer. The Oscar-winning visual effects artist died on Sunday at his home in Malibu, California, aged 62.

 

Winston won Oscars for his work in Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park. He also created notable visual effects for hit films like Predator, Edward Scissorhands and Batman Returns. His most recent work can be seen in summer blockbusters Iron Man and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

 

In a statement released on Monday, Terminator star and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called Winston a "genius" and "one of my best friends". The action man-turned-politician added, "Stan's work and four Oscars speak for themselves and will live on forever. What will live forever in my heart is the way that Stan loved everyone and treated each of his friends like they were family... I will miss him greatly and am honoured to have worked with him."

 

Ειδικά τα εφέ του στο Terminator 2 και στο Jurassic Park νομίζω άλλαξαν την ιστορία του κινηματογράφου, κι ειδικότερα του φανταστικού. Από τότε, τίποτα πλέον δεν ήταν απίθανο να κινηματογραφηθεί.

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DinoHajiyorgi

Tauntaun13...αυτός ο τόπος είναι τελικά το στοιχείο σου...;

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northerain

Πέθανε και ο Erick Wujcik (Palladium Books) απο καρκίνο.

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Mort13
Tauntaun13...αυτός ο τόπος είναι τελικά το στοιχείο σου...;

 

:death2:

 

Όχι μωρέ, απλά επειδή αν εξαιρέσουμε ονόματα τύπου Clarke που την είδηση του θανάτου του την είδαμε παντού, δυστυχώς μπορεί να πεθάνει κάποιος αγαπημένος συγγραφέας από το χώρο του φανταστικού και να μην το πάρει κανείς χαμπάρι είπα να αναλάβω τον άχαρο ρόλο του αγγελιοφόρου τέτοιων λυπηρών ειδήσεων.

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:death2:

 

Όχι μωρέ, απλά επειδή αν εξαιρέσουμε ονόματα τύπου Clarke που την είδηση του θανάτου του την είδαμε παντού, δυστυχώς μπορεί να πεθάνει κάποιος αγαπημένος συγγραφέας από το χώρο του φανταστικού και να μην το πάρει κανείς χαμπάρι είπα να αναλάβω τον άχαρο ρόλο του αγγελιοφόρου τέτοιων λυπηρών ειδήσεων.

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it

Άχαρη δουλειά αλλά είναι φόρος τιμής για τους ανθρώπους που έχουν προσφέρει τόσα πολλά στο χώρο.

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