July 07, 2008

Monday Morning Cartoon Requiem


Author Thomas M. Disch, who wrote The Brave Little Toaster, committed suicide July 4, the same day Jesse Helms died for other reasons.

The 1993 Encyclopedia of Science Fiction wrote "Because of his intellectual audacity, the chillingly distanced mannerism of his narrative art, the austerity of the pleasures he affords, and the fine cruelty of his wit, [Disch] has been perhaps the most respected, least trusted, most envied and least read of all modern first-rank sf writers.


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