Saturday, March 12, 2005


It's reported here that SF author Andre Norton is near death:

"She is losing the battle with her illness and is tired of fighting," wrote Sue Stewart on a Norton message board. "I made the decision late yesterday evening to bring her back home to be with us, her cat and her books when she departs.

Damn. At least we'll always have Norton's body of work -- which, since she was prolific and lived to 93, is quite a large body of work indeed. I need to read more of it, that's for sure.

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