Passing of Mike Resnick

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Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:37 am

I am saddened to hear of the loss of Mike Resnick. His daughter, Laura Resnick, announced that he died today, January 9th, 2020, a little after midnight. He is a legend in the field of science fiction. He was also a Writers of the Future Contest judge. Here is his daughter's post on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/1255802348/pos ... 903841774/

On a personal note, he was one of the four judges that had given me my WotF win. I was so looking forward to meeting him and thanking him at the gala, but he fell ill and could not attend. I had heard he was recovering well, and believed I would get that chance to thank him in the future. Sadly, that will not be the case. My sincere condolences to his friends and family. He touched many lives, and he will be missed.

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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby SwiftPotato » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:14 am

I never met or interacted with him, but I have heard nothing but good of him. I'm so sorry to hear he's gone. Wishing all the peace in the world to his family and friends.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby storysinger » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:36 am

As someone who has read his posts on the forum I can only say RIP Mike Resnick. You will be missed.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby einstein36 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:58 am

Man....I'm sorry to hear this....such a sad day...
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:08 pm

I'm sad to hear this. Words often fail me when it comes to someone's passing, and this is no exception. Mike will definitely be missed.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby crlisle » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:19 pm

We have lost one of the greats. So sad.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:00 am

Mike did a lot of paying it forward, both with Galaxy's Edge, and here. Highly respected, widely published, a legend... and he stops by this forum to help us who are just getting started. While some professionals only deal with Those Who Already Are, Mike saw us as Those Who Could Be.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby Andy Dibble » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:18 am

Wow. Kind of feels like there's a hole in the world. I hope everyone close to him is able to grieve productively.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby chuckt » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:48 am

I never got to meet him but kept running across excerpts relating what a kind and generous writer he was. I really liked his work at Galaxy's Edge and Seven Gorges is one of the best shorts I've ever read. Fair winds Mike. I hope other successful writers and editors follow your example of paying it forward.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Mike did a lot of paying it forward, both with Galaxy's Edge, and here. Highly respected, widely published, a legend... and he stops by this forum to help us who are just getting started. While some professionals only deal with Those Who Already Are, Mike saw us as Those Who Could Be.
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby Galen » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:38 am

A legend and not just on this forum.

I suddenly feel the need to re-read some of his stuff. A special kind of immortality when you think of it.

Though if people remember me by what I wrote, I'm kinda in trouble...
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Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:37 am

Galen wrote:A legend and not just on this forum.

I suddenly feel the need to re-read some of his stuff. A special kind of immortality when you think of it.

Though if people remember me by what I wrote, I'm kinda in trouble...


For living writers, Galen, it's not what we have written, it's what we're about to write.

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