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Subject:RIP Peter Dickinson
Time:04:40 pm
Just heard via pauldormer that Peter Dickinson has died, age 88, on his birthday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35122479

He'll be remembered for a lot of very good children's books and detective fiction including some SF, most notably the Changes series, The Green Gene, and the alt-history detective novel Queen and Joker and a sequel whose name temporarily escapes me.
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jhall1
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Time:2015-12-18 07:49 pm (UTC)
There's quite a long obituary in today's Telegraph, which I imagine will also be available on their website.
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pauldormer
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Time:2015-12-19 11:51 am (UTC)
And it today's Indie:

http://ind.pn/1T81UIK
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ffutures
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Time:2015-12-19 01:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks to you both.
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lil_shepherd
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Time:2015-12-18 08:48 pm (UTC)
I remember him doing a presentation on his book on Dragons ('Flight of Dragons', I think it was called) and sending pages of his script (which was far too long) flying across the room as he discarded them as being unnecessary. (He was married to Robin McKinley - I hope she is okay. She never struck me as being particularly grounded.)
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ffutures
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Time:2015-12-19 01:14 pm (UTC)
I'd forgotten that one - also genre, of course.
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lil_shepherd
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Time:2015-12-19 01:45 pm (UTC)
And actually good science fiction. His dragons were far more feasible (and inflammable!) than the ones his wife wrote about a few years ago in a book I could not actually finish.
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fenchurche
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Time:2015-12-21 04:17 am (UTC)
Oh no! I hadn't heard about that. I know he'd been quite ill lately, but still... poor Robin. I think I may need to start working my way through his books again, because I know there are a few I missed. And maybe watch the animated "Flight of Dragons" since he's essentially a character in it (well, sort of).
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Michael Cule
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Time:2015-12-21 06:36 pm (UTC)
That obituary told me about a lot of his books that I'd never even heard of, let alone read.

Which is one good thing coming out of the sadness. I hie me to Amazon.
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