doctorow — 2013-09-06T11:46:22-04:00 — #1
plutoniumx — 2013-09-06T15:58:53-04:00 — #2
Aww Man. RIP.
I fondly remember finding Yesterday's Son and Time for Yesterday at the flea market when I was a wee lad of 10 and having them be two of my favorite Star Trek novels. I still have them 23 years later, somewhere. Looks like I will be digging them out.
donald_petersen — 2013-09-06T16:25:36-04:00 — #3
I will forever revere Ms Crispin for restoring the dignity and integrity of Han Solo by giving him a legitimately plausible reason for saying the Millennium Falcon made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
Lucas owes her a tremendous debt. As do we all.
donald_petersen — 2013-09-06T16:31:11-04:00 — #4
...for a given value of "plausible" when we're talking about a 35-meter-long "hunk of junk" evading pursuit by an Imperial customs ship by flying faster (and thus cutting closer corners) around and through a cluster of black holes over a distance vast enough that light itself would need thirty-seven and a half years to make the trip.
Of course, the slower light would need to take a longer route. So there's that.
stevet — 2013-09-06T18:08:02-04:00 — #5
I've never read any of her fiction but I'm very aware of the fantastic work Writer Beware did to protect writers and would-be writers from scammers and creeps. She fought the good fight.
doctorow — 2013-09-11T11:46:28-04:00 — #6
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