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not a good month

I've just seen the news of the death of Brad Linaweaver. This makes the second libertarian science fiction writer to die within the month; J. Neil Schulman died just a few weeks ago. Both of them had won Prometheus Awards: Schulman for Alongside Night and The Rainbow Cadenza, and Linaweaver for Moon of Ice, an alternate history that I thought the best of the three. Both of them were 66; Linaweaver was just two days short of his 67th birthday. It's oddly disturbing to learn of the deaths of men younger than I am; I'm still of an age where I think "so young!"

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sartorias
Aug. 31st, 2019 05:20 pm (UTC)
Amen to that. I'd thought Brad L. was years older! I'm very sorry at the news.
whswhs
Aug. 31st, 2019 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
history_monk
Aug. 31st, 2019 09:45 pm (UTC)
Sympathies. I got nowhere with Rainbow Cadenza, but I'm reading Moon of Ice at present, among other things.
whswhs
Aug. 31st, 2019 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'm prepared to say that Moon of Ice deserved its award. The texture of Linaweaver's AH is dense, with a lot of interesting small details that show that he was really immersed in the actual history he was transforming.
history_monk
Sep. 1st, 2019 08:18 am (UTC)
I know the German history better than the American, and he's certainly getting that right.
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