It was reported on the weekend that science fiction writer and poet Tom Disch commited suicide on July 4th. Rest in peace.
I first became familiar with Tom Disch through his early novels that appeared in Ace Doubles and Berkley such as The Genocides and Mankind Under the Leash. He followed these over the years with much critically acclaimed work and accumulated a Hugo Award, a John W. Campbell Award, two more Hugo nominations and nine Nebula Award nominations. He garnered some commercial success when his novella The Brave Little Toaster was made into a Disney animated film.
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