I’ve just learned that Harry Harrison passed away. Here is the announcement on his website and here is an i09 news release. Harrison was named a Grand Master by SFWA. He was a versatile writer, equally adept at humor or serious works. His retrospective 50 in 50 was one of the books I took with me to Kazakhstan when we adopted our son. While I didn’t always agree with him philosophically, he always provided a great read. I never had the pleasure of meeting him; he’d moved to England a number of years ago, and I can’t recall him ever attending a convention within traveling distance. With everything going on with closing on the house today and moving, getting one of his books out of a box isn’t going to happen. I’ll have to download something by him on my ereader and try to read it later this evening. Rest in Peace, Harry.