Kurt Vonnegut has passed on

  1. Kurt Vonnegut Jr., whose blend of absurdist humor, science fiction, and antiestablishment politics made his novels "Slaughterhouse-Five" and "Cat's Cradle" campus classics in the '60s and '70s, died last night in Manhattan. He was 84.
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  3. by   UM Review RN
    He will be missed.

    I read all his books. Great author.
  4. by   sirI
    Rip....
  5. by   indigo girl
    Oh, that IS a loss. The Sirens of Titan was one of
    my favorites. He was one of the greats of that genre, and will be
    sorely missed.

    RIP, Mr. Vonnegut, and thanks for the wonderful reads.
  6. by   pickledpepperRN
    His name as author always made me choose that book.

    http://www.democracynow.org/print.pl.../04/12/1347259
  7. by   SuesquatchRN
    And so it goes....
  8. by   BBFRN
    What a huge loss. I'm a big fan.
  9. by   CHATSDALE
    memories of nights reading lost to the world...
  10. by   sanctuary
    Great writer, thinker, American. There are no replacements in the wings, are there?
  11. by   pickledpepperRN
    Pitiful obituary but typical of this site by and for writers - http://www.sfwa.org/news/2007/kvonnegut.htm

    We do have some great writers now.
    Connie Willis, Joe Haldeman, Robert Sawyer, Nancy Kress, Steven Barnes, Ben Bova, Please read Octavia Butlers "Parable" series (she died too young slipping on her own porch after teaching a class and sustaining a head injury), Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda Mc Intyre, Robert Silverberg, and RAY BRADBURY is still writing.
  12. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from spacenurse
    Pitiful obituary but typical of this site by and for writers - http://www.sfwa.org/news/2007/kvonnegut.htm

    We do have some great writers now.
    Connie Willis, Joe Haldeman, Robert Sawyer, Nancy Kress, Steven Barnes, Ben Bova, Please read Octavia Butlers "Parable" series (she died too young slipping on her own porch after teaching a class and sustaining a head injury), Ursula K. Le Guin, Vonda Mc Intyre, Robert Silverberg, and RAY BRADBURY is still writing.
    Another SciFi fan, I see.


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