Monday, 7 July 2008

RIP, Thomas M Disch.

Was a bit surprised to hear that Tom Disch killed himself on the Fourth of July.


For those not in the know, Disch was a reknowned SF writer but he was most often overlooked and under-read. Even I haven't read his acclaimed books, Camp Concentration and The Genocides, mostly because they're hard to find. But I did read his non-fiction book about SF, The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of and it was a blast.

Ironically, he's just had a book out, The Word of God, in which Disch writes as God. I guess embracing divinity was just too much for him.

2 comments:

  1. Maybe he opened his mind to humanity and was forever shattered by it.

    Like the Martian Manhunter in Kingdom Come >_>.

    Yes, tremble before my geek knowledge!

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  2. I tremble only when cold!

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