Mike Resnick, 1942-2020

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Mike Resnick novel, but I devoured quite a few of them as a teenager. I recall them as exciting adventures, and for a while, he was one of my top picks. I’ve always meant to come back to him, and maybe the time for that is now. More importantly, I understand that he was a kind individual who saw it as his duty to mentor up and coming science fiction authors.

Mr. Resnick died last week from aggressive lymphoma; if one is so inclined, there’s a GoFundMe to help defray the cost of the medical bills incurred. (Or at the very least, pick up some of his books.)

Joshua Young

Joshua M. Young lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, son, and two more feral cats than the optimal number of feral cats. (That is, zero.) He holds a Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary, and yes, he's quite aware that writing this kind of stuff isn't exactly what you'd expect from a trained theologian. A life long lover of science fiction and fantasy, one of his earliest memories involves some confusion with a Klingon Bird of Prey and an X-Wing in the middle of a theater showing The Search for Spock, and, once upon a time, he could select the desired Robotech novel from his bookshelf, in the dark, by the feel of its spine. (Don't ask why that was a necessary skill. He couldn't tell you.) He has been published in numerous anthologies, including Planetary: Mercury, Planetary: Venus, and Tales of the Once and Future King.

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