John Updike

Jeff VanderMeer • January 27th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm • Uncategorized

I heard that Updike passed away. I hope it’s not true. I loved his Becht (sic) books especially, which I know is blasphemy since they are minor in his canon.

Also heard a rumor RofF is leaving us. oy.

10 Responses to “John Updike”

  1. Ennis Drake says:

    http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-general/20090127/Obit.Updike/

  2. Rajan says:

    The news outlets are reporting that Updike did indeed, sadly, pass away.

    As for Realms of Fantasy, SFscope is reporting that it’s ceasing publication with the April issue:

    http://sfscope.com/2009/01/realms-of-fantasy-closing.html

  3. Kate says:

    MSNBC Breaking News twittered the unfortunate news.

  4. Jessica Reisman says:

    Obits in NYTs and on BBC, too. I didn’t even know he was ill.

  5. Ennis Drake says:

    I left a link to the story as I read it, from comcast. It was being filtered. Maybe it will show up?

  6. MD says:

    http://sfscope.com/2009/01/realms-of-fantasy-closing.html

  7. Larry says:

    Yeah, I heard about it a couple of hours ago. RotF? Realms is closing as well? I guess things come in threes, as I learned today that the site where I’ve added review/interview content for years, wotmania, is closing in the summertime. Ay, what a melancholy convergence there!

  8. jeff vandermeer says:

    I loved working for Realms. Laura Cleveland was an awesome editor.

  9. Ennis Drake says:

    Realms of Fantasy?

    I hope you’re talking about some other publication/site.

  10. Marcela says:

    John Updike é o Balzac da classe média americana
    http://www.revistabula.com/
    http://www.revistabula.com/materia/john-updike-e-o-balzac-da-classe-media-americana-/950

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