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(Oct.15.10) -

Infinities 1: Mandlebrot, 0  ---»


It does look like Benoit Mandelbrot has died. Can it be true? Just when he was getting into the deep stuff. Oh, I forgot: deep stuff can be infinitely deep. Goodbye…

(Apr.14.10) -

John Schoenherr, Artist Emeritus  ---»


Sadly, John Schoenherr, the artist known for Dune, Anne McCaffrey’s “Weyr Search” and “Dragonrider,”, and early Analog science fiction magazine covers (under John W. Campbell Jr. and Ben Bova), died recently on April 8, 2010. He did an incredible amount of childrens books and art, including the excellent “Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen and several […]

(Dec.25.08) -

Harold Pinter, Comedian of Menace, Dead at 78  ---»


Harold Pinter, the funereal, extremely prolific, and acerbic author of the most excellent “The Birthday Party” and a well known master of “comedy’s of menace”, died today. He wrote screenplays, including for the films The Handmaids Tale.. very sci-fi. He’s one of the successfully political playwrights of the 1980s, an impossible era to be political […]

(Dec.19.08) -

Watergate Deep Throat: Funeral tone taught us Presidents can be Dumb  ---»


W. Mark Felt, aka “Deepthroat” of the Watergate era, died at 95 today. One of the most famous anonymous – es in the world, he opened the door for many who feel that anonymity, while not optimal, is a neccessary evil when powerful, if wrong, people sit above you and control both the horizontal, and […]

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