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We've lost a couple of giants in the last few days.

On Saturday we heard of the passing of Bob Smith after a 12 year battle with ALS. In typical Bob Smith fashion, his reaction to the diagnosis was "Lou Gehrig;s Disease? I don't even like baseball". Bob was a groundbreaking out gay comedian, as well as an accomplished author and memoirist.

He broke ground by being the first out comic on the Tonight Show. His acceptance by mainstream audiences paved the way for all who followed.

And then yesterday Ursula Le Guin passed away. 

Here is a wonderful remembrance by Margaret Atwood:


We've lost these two giants, but their work lives on. At moments like these I am reminded of Kurt Vonnegut's statement, “By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This is to me is a miracle.”

Treehab: Tales from My Natural, Wild Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780299310509
Availability: Backordered
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - September 27th, 2016

Remembrance of Things I Forgot Cover Image
ISBN: 9780299283407
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: University of Wisconsin Press - June 9th, 2011

A Wizard of Earthsea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780547773742
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graphia Books - September 11th, 2012

The Dispossessed Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061054884
Availability: Backordered
Published: Voyager - October 20th, 1994