Gary McGath <ga...@REMOVEmcgathREMOVE.com> wrote:
> Monday, May 30, will be the 100th birthday of Harry Stubbs, better
> known to the public as Hal Clement or occasionally as George Richard.
> In addition to being a noteworthy author, he was one of the most
> pleasant guests at SF conventions and did good presentations. On
> one occasion -- I think it was a Philcon -- he and I were headed to
> the restaurant at the same time and had dinner together. We just
> talked like a couple of fans.
I agree. I too shared a meal with him. He let me have his broccoli,
as he didn't like that vegetable.
He was among the hardest of hard SF authors. Half a century after
writing _Mission of Gravity_, he was still apologizing for getting the
shape of the planet wrong.
> He was well known to NESFA, which re-published several of his works.
Including at least one that I had never seen anywhere else. I don't
recall the title, but it was about a small billion-year-old AI.
Keith F. Lynch - http://keithlynch.net/
Please see http://keithlynch.net/email.html
before emailing me.