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The Man Who Stood Up to Armageddon
Tony de Brum: "a sane and courageous human being who has seen the sky turn red and felt the shockwaves of Armageddon, and who has spent a lifetime trying to force the world’s most powerful nations to reverse the course of mutually assured destruction."
marshallislands  death  nuclear 
september 2017 by nwlinks
Doctor Who writer Victor Pemberton has died
Brilliant interview with him from last year.
death  doctorwho 
august 2017 by nwlinks
35 Years Of American Death
Statistics and maps. Grimly fascinating.
Death  ushealth  Maps 
april 2017 by nwlinks
My Friend, The Russian Ambassador
Lovely obituary by former US ambassador @SamanthaJPower.
death  russia  uspolitics  diplomacy 
february 2017 by nwlinks
Gill Howie obituary
I had completely missed that she died four years ago. What a shame. #fb
february 2017 by nwlinks
Peter Weston (1944-2017)
Among many other things, he owned the foundry which has made the Hugo Awards since 1984.
hugos  sf  death 
january 2017 by nwlinks
On Mourning
Ann Leckie reflects.
december 2016 by nwlinks
On surgery and bereavement.
Death  health 
september 2016 by nwlinks
Mysterious Circumstances
Death of a Sherlock Holmes fan - old news, but a peculiar pancake.
death  crime 
july 2016 by nwlinks
A Day of Infamy
Alex Massie nails it in the Spectator.
ukpolitics  death 
june 2016 by nwlinks
John Bossy obituary
Lovely write-up in the @guardian.
november 2015 by nwlinks
Living and Dying on Airbnb
"The rental that killed my father."
november 2015 by nwlinks
Obituary: Professor John Bossy
An old friend, lost on 23 October.
death  history 
november 2015 by nwlinks
Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table
On his life and impending death.
july 2015 by nwlinks
The Wetsuitman - updated
Extraordinary story of British migration policy killing people.
norway  death  netherlands  migration 
july 2015 by nwlinks
The Ghost in the Machine
When your dead relative remains virtually alive.
death  internet 
may 2015 by nwlinks
Beijing's tensions with Dalai Lama extend to the afterlife
"Chinese government will decide on his reincarnation"!!!
china  tibet  religion  death 
march 2015 by nwlinks
Terry Pratchett
Charles Stross remembers.
sf  death 
march 2015 by nwlinks
This isn't adequate, but...
Roz Kaceney's sonnet in tribute to Terry Pratchett.
sf  poetry  death 
march 2015 by nwlinks
Nathalie Cassiers, 1980-2014
Very sorry to hear that we lost @wordofwyrd,
death  belgium 
february 2015 by nwlinks
Farewell to my daughter Kate, who died on Christmas day
Tremendously moving. I didn't know her, but we had friends in common.
january 2015 by nwlinks
Lockerbie, 26 years on
december 2014 by nwlinks
Living with cancer; assisted dying
@LiamClarkeCJ on his diagnosis, and how the law should change.
death  northernireland 
june 2014 by nwlinks
Ken MacLeod on Iain Banks
"He was one of our very best, a star whose light will travel a long way, and fall on places not yet built."
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Roz Kaveney's second elegy for Iain
"We mourn him not as we'd have mourned him old complete and done. We mourn the might-have-been"
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Roz Kaveney's elegy for Iain
"For once, the subject of one of my elegies got to read it before he passed and sent notes of thanks... Always a gentleman was Banks."
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Iain Banks in Belfast, 2007
His Guest of Honour appearance at MeCon.
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Iain Banks in Brussels, 2008
"There is no such thing as a perfect novel. You can have a perfect poem, so it is worth putting in the effort to try and get a poem to the right degree of perfection, but you will never achieve that with a novel, and too much editing en route means you will never finish."
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Charles Stross on Iain Banks
"Fuck every cause that ends in murder and children crying."
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Iain Banks obituary in the Guardian
"It was striking how many of those who responded to the news spoke of having encountered him in person, often after a reading or public interview. A significant number recalled sharing not just a conversation but also a drink with him: he was an author whose readers felt in close touch with him."
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Raw Spirit, Iain Banks talks to Kirsty Wark
Extract from last interview, to be broadcast Wednesday
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
Iain Banks. With or without the M. (by Neil Gaiman)
"If you've never read any of his books, read one of his books. Then read another. Even the bad ones were good, and the good ones were astonishing."
death  sf 
june 2013 by nwlinks
The Grieving Process
"How I am and how you can help."
june 2013 by nwlinks
Who wants to live forever?
News from Jay Lake; not unexpected, but awful.
may 2013 by nwlinks
ATOS declare Richard III fit for work
"The dead monarch, Richard Plantagenet, was called for a reassessment of his fitness for work by ATOS – which carries out disability assessments on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) - after it was discovered the deposed King had spent years lying in a Leicester City Council car park doing absolutely nothing."
ukpolitics  death  funny  disability 
february 2013 by nwlinks
Niger ambassador to Belgium, wife found dead
Jeepers. I met him last April, we had a great conversation about Mali.
january 2013 by nwlinks
Aaron Swartz
Remember yesterday, when we were all crowing about the wonderfully geeky White House response to the tongue-in-cheek “build a Death Star” petition? Just remember that the same people were in charge of the Federal prosecutors who destroyed Aaron Swartz.
january 2013 by nwlinks
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