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 Post subject: Re: No One Here Gets Out Alive - 2018
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Sci-fi and Fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin dies aged 88...

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Award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author Ursula K Le Guin has died, aged 88, her family said.

The best-selling writer passed away on Monday at her home in Portland, Oregon, after a period of ill health, said her son, Theo Downes-Le Guin.

Le Guin's books melded dragons and wizards with spaceships to tackle earth-bound problems of race, gender and class.

Translated into dozens of languages, her books have sold millions of copies.

She was best known for the Earthsea series, written for young adults, and The Left Hand of Darkness, set on a planet where everyone is ambisexual.

In a career spanning more than half a century, she won a number of Nebula and Hugo science fiction and fantasy awards, as well as the Newbery Medal, the top honour for US children's literature.

The US Library of Congress in 2000 designated her a Living Legend for her contribution to America's cultural heritage.

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I have read few Le Guin's books, including this The Left Hand of Darkness.

No wonder that the alt-right hates her.

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 Post subject: Re: No One Here Gets Out Alive - 2018
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:42 pm 
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I have read few Le Guin's books, including this The Left Hand of Darkness.

No wonder that the alt-right hates her.

I wasn't aware the alt-right had any opinion on her at all tbh. I tried to give one of the Earthsea books a go back in the day but couldn't get into it. I was always more of a Conan man myself.

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I was always more of a Conan man myself.

I reckon that. :lol:

I liked Dirty Harry but went to see Pasolini, for pussy. ;)

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nero wrote:
I have read few Le Guin's books, including this The Left Hand of Darkness.

No wonder that the alt-right hates her.

I wasn't aware the alt-right had any opinion on her at all tbh. I tried to give one of the Earthsea books a go back in the day but couldn't get into it. I was always more of a Conan man myself.
The only female SF writer I've enjoyed is C. J. Cherryh, and that was in the 'Alliance–Union universe'.

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Never even heard of Le Guin.

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Frasier star John Mahoney dies aged 77...

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The British-born actor John Mahoney, who played Martin Crane in the US sitcom Frasier, has died aged 77.

He died on Sunday while in hospice care in Chicago.

Mahoney enjoyed a distinguished career in theatre, winning a Tony award, and had a long list of film and TV credits.

But he will be best remembered for playing the unpretentious, blunt father of Frasier and Niles Crane in the hit comedy, which ran for 11 seasons from 1993-2004.

Mahoney won a SAG award in 2000 for the role, and was also nominated for two Emmys and two Golden Globes.

Much of the comic spark in Frasier came from the relationship between the down-to-earth retired police officer Martin Crane and his pompous sons Frasier and Niles, played by Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce.

Mahoney was born in Blackpool, where his pregnant mother had been evacuated to escape Nazi bombing raids.

He moved to the US as a young man, serving in the US army for three years, which he credits with eradicating his native British accent.

It was only in his 40s that he became a professional actor, after actors John Malkovich and Gary Sinise invited him to join the new Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

He was a member of Steppenwolf for 39 years - and became a well-known part of the Chicago theatre scene.

The company announced on social media that Mahoney had passed away "due to complications from cancer".

"John was a beloved member of our Steppenwolf family who was known for his extraordinary kindness, generosity of spirit and quick smile," it said in a statement.

In a 2004 interview with the Chicago Tribune, he said he preferred his theatre work to the high-profile national television scene, saying: "I don't care if I never go in front of a camera again."

He also lent his voice to a number of animated projects, including Atlantis: The Lost Empire, The Iron Giant, and Antz.

Tributes to the actor have been pouring in. Actor Gary Sinise, who co-founded Steppenwolf, said: he remembered "so many wonderful plays together over the years. A wonderful actor, I'll never forget his 1985 performance in Orphans."

Jeff Greenberg, the casting director for Frasier, called him a "brilliant actor".

Director Greg Berlanti tweeted that Mahoney had been "so kind and supportive of me early in my career", helping to get the film The Broken Hearts Club made.

"He never wavered in his belief in me - a first time director," Berlanti wrote. "And he was even more kind than he was brilliant."

Peri Gilpin, who played Roz Doyle in Frasier, tweeted a photo of Mahoney singing at her wedding.

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Billy Graham, 99, Dies; Pastor Filled Stadiums and Counseled Presidents
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By LAURIE GOODSTEINFEB. 21, 2018

Over the course of his career, the Rev. Billy Graham capitalized on modern communication technologies — from television to satellite to the internet — to give his ministry a global reach. By THE NEW YORK TIMES on Publish Date February 21, 2018. Photo by William E. Sauro/The New York Times. Watch in Times Video »

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Another BIG name dies:

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'Death was a relief for him': Stephen Hawking's second ex-wife who once faced allegations of abuse against him claims 'ladies' man' proposed to her TWICE after their divorce

Physicist Professor Stephen Hawking died this morning at his Cambridge home
His children have praised his 'courage and persistence' that inspired millions
Scientist diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 and given 2 years to live
Illness was slower than expected and he married twice and had three children
Wrote 15 books and starred in The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory and Star Trek
His 1988 book A Brief History of Time sold more than ten million copies since
Hawking married Jane Wilde in 1965 and had children Robert, Lucy and Tim
They divorced in 1991 and he married his former nurse Elaine Mason in 1994
Elaine claims death 'was a relief to him' and says he proposed after their divorce
Tributes for the 'brilliant mind' whose 'courage and humour was an inspiration'

By Martin Robinson, Uk Chief Reporter and Anthony Joseph and Jessa Schroeder For Mailonline

Published: 03:42 GMT, 14 March 2018 | Updated: 17:26 GMT, 14 March 2018

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z59kJnC6HJ
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