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Thomas Disch RIP

See his obit at Locus.

He is probably most famous for, depending on your age, Camp Concentration or The Brave Little Toaster.

My favorite of his works was with his partner Charles Naylor: Neighboring Lives which was a fictionalized set of vignettes of the major Victorian writers and artists. Carlyle was there, and Rossetti, and Hunt and Carrol, etc.

The 1993 Encyclopedia of Science Fiction wrote "Because of his intellectual audacity, the chillingly distanced mannerism of his narrative art, the austerity of the pleasures he affords, and the fine cruelty of his wit, [Disch] has been perhaps the most respected, least trusted, most envied and least read of all modern first-rank sf writers."

He "died by his own hand" as they say. He will be missed.

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