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Message 65 of 822 (501109)
03-04-2009 10:59 AM


Philip José Farmer
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Philip José Farmer, one of the most celebrated science fiction writers of the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 91.
The long-time Peoria resident wrote more than 75 novels, including the Riverworld and World of Tiers series. He won the Hugo Award three times and the Grand Master Award for Science Fiction in 2001.

Farmer's first published story, The Lovers, caught the attention of the science fiction world in 1952 with one of the genre's first serious treatments of sexuality.

The story inspired some of the greatest science fiction writers, including Robert Heinlein, whose classic Stranger in a Strange Land was dedicated to Farmer.


--Associated Press

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Message 87 of 822 (587229)
10-17-2010 8:01 PM


Benoit Mandelbrot
The father of fractals dies at 85 The man whose mathematical method revolutionised our understanding of everything from economics to cauliflowers and coastlines has died of cancer at the age of 85.

Benoit Mandelbrot, a French mathematician, died in hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

His work with fractals, a term he coined himself, applied mathematics to the natural world, and formulated a method to help understand its infinite complexity.



I recommend this talk at TED the great man did.

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Message 374 of 822 (741953)
11-15-2014 7:37 PM


R. A. Montgomery
Turned to page 101 and died, aged 78.

  
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