Rachel Neumeier

Fantasy and Young Adult Fantasy Author

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A tribute to the departed

Here’s something at SyFyWire that’s worth a look: 25 PEOPLE WE REALLY MISS

In the last 25 years, we’ve had some amazing new creators of science fiction, fantasy, and horror emerge – but we’ve lost many true legends in the field along the way, as well. These writers, artists, actors, and visionaries helped to make our world a richer place with the power of their imaginations and continue to inspire us long after they’re gone.

Click through to see the whole list.

Out of the entire list of twenty-five, I may be sorriest about Octavia Butler’s death. She was so young. I feel like she had just started her writing career and would have done so much more, almost certainly breaking from SFF to literary and exerting a powerful, widespread influence on writers across a wide spectrum of genres.

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