Kurt Vonnegut :( 04.12.2007

Today, Kurt Vonnegut died. He was 84.

He leaves behind a dying breed. I expect Ellison to depressingly sigh once more at the march of time. Octavia Butler also passed away around this time last year.

Many of the old authors are reaching their allotment in life.

It really reinforces the importance, the metaphysical permanence of writing. With Butler and Vonnegut gone, all we have is their work — their books and stories and ideas and characters.