Friday, August 05, 2011

William Sleator, 1945 - 2011

Publisher's Weekly recently tweeted that William Sleator passed away in Thailand on Tuesday, August 2nd. He was 66.

I am a big fan. My default online handle, TychoTithonus, is the name of the main character in his book The Green Futures of Tycho.

I emailed with him a few times, and he signed one of my copies, but I regret that I never met him in person.

His work struck a chord with me in ways that are hard to explain. Some part of my childhood is now written in stone.

Other links about his passing:

Update 2011-08-07: William Sleator's obituary in the New York Times.
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