One of my literary heros, Kurt Vonnegut, has shuffled off this mortal coil, as they say.
Vonnegut’s short story collection, Welcome to the Monkey House, was one of those books that opened my world. My first significant sci-fi, my first read by someone who’d be considered a major, modern literary figure, my first encounter with short stories. Pieces like Harrison Bergeron, Monkey House, and Tom Edison’s Shaggy Dog made huge impressions on my young mind; possibly the still influence my thinking to this day (certainly I still refer to Bergeron often.)
One more hero gone off into the sunset. Hey, Kurt? Say hey to Hunter for me, k?