Feb, 2017 – A Sad Month for Fans of the Genre

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February, 2017 was a rough time for science fiction fans. The Fast Forward team notes with sadness the loss of the following members of our community.

On February 10th, writer Edward W. Bryant, Jr. died at his Colorado home.

Writer Ed Bryant. Photo by Gage Skidmore








Then writer and editor Susan Casper passed away in her sleep on February 24th.

Writer & Editor Susan Casper Photo ©Andrew Porter







Also on February 24th, Baltimore area fan and Baltimore Science Fiction Society President Martin Deutsch passed away.

Fan and BSFS president Martin Deutsch







In addition, actor Richard Hatch, best known to fans for his work on Battlestar Galactica, died on February 7th,

Richard Hatch






And actor Bill Paxton, who starred in many genre films, passed away on February 25th.

Bill Paxton







Our condolences to their families, friends, and fans. Here’s hoping for a happier March.


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