Wednesday, August 01, 2001

It's one of those days.

Science fiction legend Poul Anderson passed away -- [Windowseat will be listing some obits and the like]. What's frustrating is that he's yet another one of those authors that I'm much more familiar with by reputation than by actually reading his works. One of my initial thoughts, and this is a terribly sad sign of a Doctor Who fan, was "oh, he's the writer Chief Mover Poul from Robots of Death was named after". And I'm a bit embarassed and saddened by that. That clear tributes and references like that -- which you've known about for years -- weren't followed up on, and should have been. And you want to go and read a bunch of things, but you should have done that years ago...

Also, Korey Stringer of the Minnesota Vikings died of heat stroke after practicing in yesterday's weather. It's perhaps a bit odd linking a science fiction legend and a young football player, and it's really only a tragedy of timing that links them. The friends, families, and fans of both will miss them terribly, and forever, and my thoughts go out to them. There's just never enough time.


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