Remembering Ray Bradbury

One of the genre's greats and a staunch defender of public libraries, Ray Bradbury, has passed away.  He was 91. Bradbury was a prolific writer, publishing 27 novels and short story collections during his career.  His classic Fahrenheit 451 is required reading for most high school students.    In addition, Bradbury gave us The Martian Chronicles, Something Wicked […]

Remembering Anne McCaffrey

SFWA Grand Master Anne McCaffrey passed away on November 21 at the age of 85.

According to Locus Online, she suffered a massive stroke at her home in Ireland.   [Read more...]

Remembering Martin H. Greenberg

Martin H. Greenberg, academic and prolific anthology editor, passed away this weekend after a long battle with cancer. His name became one of the main reasons for me to just pick up an anthology and check out the stories within, leaning heavily towards buying it if the theme was interesting to me. The first volumes […]

Remembering Frank Frazetta

Pioneering fantasy artist Frank Frazetta passed away Monday at the age of 82, reports the Associated Press.   [Read more...]

Remembering Kage Baker

Kage Baker passed away from cancer on Sunday, and I'm still not sure how to process that. It's taken me this long to figure out what I want to say. I've known Kage for over 10 years, though we hadn't chatted via email in a few years. I'd only just found out she was ill […]

Remembering Robert B. Parker

Crime novelist Robert B. Parker, best known for his "Spenser" novels, died Monday morning at his Cambridge home, at the age of 77.   [Read more...]

Remembering David Eddings

Best-selling fantasy author David Eddings has passed away at the age of 77 according to BBC News. Inspired by the success of the Lord of the Rings, Eddings penned The Elenium series, which follwed the adventures of crooked-nosed knight Sir Sparhawk. His wife Leigh, who died two years ago, played a pivotal role in the […]

Cover to Cover #357A: Remembering Dave Arneson

Mike and Mike remember Dave Arneson, co-creator of "Dungeons & Dragons", and close friend to Mike Stackpole and all gamers.

Discussion: Trampas reports that Wizards of the Coast has removed access to all electronic (PDF) versions of their entire catalog of D&D products because of rampant piracy of those products, leading into a wide discussion about delivery models, piracy and related electronic options.   [Read more...]

Donald E. Westlake Remembered

Mystery author Donald E. Westlake has passed away at the age of 75 according to the Los Angeles Times. Westlake's wife, Abigail told The New York Times the author collapsed as he headed to a New Year's Eve dinner while on vacation in Mexico. His wife says he apparently had a heart attack. Westlake is […]

Remembering Hillerman and Crichton

The world of genre fiction has lost two major names in the past week, Tony Hillerman on Oct 26, and Michael Crichton on November 4. Hillerman gained acclaim for his mysteries featuring Navajo investigators Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, and was named a special friend of the tribe by the Navajo Tribal Council for his […]

Robert Asprin Remembered

Robert Asprin, creator and co-author of the MythAdventures series with Jody Lynn Nye, and editor of the Thieves' World anthologies with Lynn Abbey, passed away on May 22 of a heart attack at his home in New Orleans. For those in the New Orleans area, there will be a "spontaneous wake" in his honor on […]

Sir Arthur C. Clarke Remembered

Written by: Samuel K. Sloan (FarPoint Media Executive News Director) The world mourns the loss of one of its greatest and most gentle humans with the death of Arthur C. Clarke. He passed away late last night in his home in Sri Lanka at the ripe old age of 90. If I had to point […]

E. Gary Gygax Remembered

by Sam Sloan, originally posted at Slice of SciFi "He was a gamer’s gamer, an icon of a time of wonder and imagination." — Tracy Hickman ("Dragonlance") The "Dungeons and Dragons" (D&D) co-creator and legengary gaming pioneer E. (Ernest) Gary Gygax has died at the age of 69 from complications arising from past multiple strokes. […]

Robert Jordan Remembered

Robert Jordan (James Oliver Rigney, Jr) died today, from complications of amyloidosis. The author of the wildly-popular Wheel of Time series also wrote a series of Conan novels, and had announced in 2006 that he had been diagnosed with primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy (cardiac amyloidosis), and began treatment at the Mayo Clinic. While the 12th […]

Joe Murphy Tribute

A tribute to Joe hosted by Michael, Evo, Mur, Charlie the Beer Guy, Chris the Wingin' It Chef, Debbie from East Mesa, Brian, Tim, Sheila, and Lorrie, featuring clips from "Wingin' It" episodes gone by.

Raise a root beer in memory of Randy Innuendo.

Song: "Mason Rocket" by Beatnik Turtle   [Read more...]

Joe Murphy -- In Loving Memory

We are sad to announce that our beloved friend and colleague Joe Murphy left us today to his ongoing battle with leiomyosarcoma carcinoma. We loved him very much and will be greatly missed in our lives. We bid farewell to a dear and sweet man.   [Read more...]