Mort13 Posted March 27, 2006 Share Posted March 27, 2006 (edited) Με αφορμή τον θάνατο του Stanislaw Lem αποφάσισα να δημιουργήσω αυτό το μακάβριο αλλά απαραίτητο thread. Ακόμα και στην σημερινή εποχή του Internet συμβαίνει συχνά να πεθάνει ένας συγγραφέας SF ή F και να μην το αντιληφθούμε αφού τα νέα θα υπάρχουν μόνο σε σχετικά sites. Για παράδειγμα, ψάχνοντας να διαβάσω για τον θάνατο του Lem ανακάλυψα μόλις σήμερα ότι τον Φεβρουάριο πέθανε η Octavia Butler, μια πολύ σημαντική συγγραφέας ΕΦ. Ακολουθούν τα ονόματα των συγγραφέων που μας άφησαν μέσα στους 3 πρώτους μήνες του 2006 με μια μικρή περίληψη του έργου τους (οι πληροφορίες είναι από το site του Locus Magazine). Octavia E. Butler died Friday February 24th, after falling and striking her head on a walkway outside her home. She was 58 years old. One of the few prominent African-American SF writers, she won 2 Hugos and 2 Nebulas during her career, including a Nebula for her 1998 novel Parable of the Talents. She was awarded a MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' in 1995. SF writer Ronald Anthony Cross, born 1937, died March 1st, apparently of a stroke, in Sherman Oaks, California. Cross published dozens of stories and several novels beginning in the early 1970s; novels included Prisoners of Paradise (1988) and the "Eternal Guardians" series with fourth volume The First Guardian forthcoming from Tor. SF writer David Feintuch died Thursday March 16th, of a heart attack, according to a report received by Locus. Feintuch was author of the long-running Nicholas Seafort series of space navy adventure novels beginning with Midshipman’s Hope in 1994. SF and fantasy writer John Morressy died Monday, March 20, 2006, of a heart attack at his home in Sullivan, New Hampshire, at the age of 75. Morressy wrote more than 20 books, from space opera to humorous fantasy, and was best known for his novels and stories (mostly in F&SF) about Kedrigern the wizard. Polish SF writer Stanislaw Lem died today in Krakow at the age of 84. He was author of twice-filmed Solaris (1961, English translation 1970), and his many other works, ranging over themes from aliens to cybernetics to utopian technology, at times blackly humorous and sometimes cast as futuristic parables, included (dates those of English translations) The Cyberiad (1974), The Futurological Congress (1974), The Star Diaries (1976), Tales of Pirx the Pilot (1979), One Human Minute (1986), Fiasco (1987, runner-up for the 1988 Arthur C. Clarke Award), and Hospital of the Transfiguration (1988), as well as nonfiction Microworlds (1985) and memoir Highcastle (1995). Lem was notorious for having a low regard for most American SF writers (except for Philip K. Dick), and had a controversial on-again, off-again membership in SFWA in the 1970s. Edited December 6, 2008 by Dain Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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