Friday, July 11

Come on. Really?

I know very few people come by here very often any more (not even me), but no tribute to TMD? Not even one?

Camp Concentration
334
On Wings of Song

Anybody?

Even The Dreams our Stuff is Made Of, which is non-fic, but still . . .

10 comments:

Andrew Timson said...

Much as I hate to admit it, I hadn't heard of Mr. Disch or his works before this week. But judging by those affected by his passing, that's very much my loss, and something I now intend to rectify.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I just let the RSS feed mindlessly knock on your door and see if there is any new news about Caine Black Knife. If you have interesting things to say about the world, that's a bonus. I felt no particular need to comment on Disch.

Robert said...

Matt, unfortunately I'd never heard of Mr. Disch or his writing. I assure you I will be looking into his works now, even if it feels like my attention comes too late.

matt said...

Got to be honest, prior to his death, I'd never heard of Disch. Looked up some of his books though and they sound intriguing. Got a couple of request from Interlibrary Loan.

Kind of a shame though that it took dying to get onto my radar :-/

(not Stover, just another matt)

NSB said...

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never read any Disch (and I had heard of him). I very nearly picked up a copy of CAMP CONCENTRATION a couple weeks ago but put it down in favor of something by Jim Harrison. Then, on July 5, I went to my local bookstore -- and they carried none of his work. No SFF, no Lit, no Poetry. Nothing.

Joe said...

Didn't know his work either, but it does sound interesting.

http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2008/07/11/disch/

Anonymous said...

What? No one has read anything by Disch? His story "The Brave Little Toaster" was made into an animated movie by Disney. Hell, that story actually made it into numerous anthologies of the "Best of SF" genre.
I've never read his more recent books, but his Science Fiction was top notch.
Mark.

steve said...

I was totally unaware that he passed recently. His loss will certainly be felt for.

GervinTy said...

Wow "The Brave Little Toaster" I remember that movie...but what I really wanted to say here was: One day, I wanna shake your hand and tell you how much your work meant to me.

Anonymous said...

When I heard that TMD had shot himself on the fourth, I was pretty broken up about it, same as I felt about Hunter Thompson after his death. And going along with what you were saying, I felt like I had lost an opportunity to shake the hand of a man who influenced a lot of people, and resolved to start getting a bit more pro-active in vocalizing my admiration to those that have inspired me.

That being said, I'd like to say that your writing has been a major influence in my life. The sheer will power and unabashed determination of your characters, even as the world ends around them, has given me hope in the darkest of situations. And I have seen some pretty dark situations in the more recent years.


So thank you Mr. Stover. It was your writing that taught me how to recognize the wolf inside. It was your stories that showed me the reserves of strength and power that lie within us all, whether we are conscious of that fact or not.

And while I can't shake your hand over the cyber-realm, I want to express my gratitude.