Apr. 30th, 2011

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I can't describe all that Joanna Russ's work means to me yet. I've been collecting links to other people's reactions to her death instead of writing down mine. And passing on the news wherever possible. I've just tried contacting the local papers, hoping maybe they'll run something in the next edition.

I want the news of her death to be loud. I don't want it to whisper in the closet of genre circles. I want it to be known.

Have you told mainstream media and newspapers about Joanna Russ's death? She should be known outside of genre circles, remembered out of closets and ghettos.
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rip: How to remember and discover Joanna Russ by Annalee Newitz

Controversial, political, poetic, and full of crazy action, Russ' work has seduced and troubled readers for decades.

Like many great writers, Russ was often misunderstood and neglected in her lifetime, but as author Samuel Delany points out, her work is the kind that will undoubtedly stand the test of time. People will be reading Russ when they've forgotten entirely about many of the top selling science fiction authors of our day. Here's why.

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