If you’ve not seen another website today, you might not yet know that legendary author and counter-culture icon Kurt Vonnegut passed away yesterday. The BBC announcement used a phrase all too familiar to genre fans when it described him as being initially “dismissed as a science fiction writer.” But then again, Vonnegut himself tried hard to shake off what he saw as the stigmatism of science fiction, which is a pretty common phenomenon amongst writers and film-makers alike. Why they gotta hate us so much, huh?
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No hate for science fiction in this stirring video rememberance of Kurt Vonnegut’s life:
Why they gotta hate us so much, huh?
That or he had a bad experience at a Con.
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