Mac Tonnies, Rest In Peace

Paul Raven @ 23-10-2009

Mac TonniesIt falls to me to pass on some very sad and unexpected news. Mac Tonnies, a long-term web-friend of mine and former columnist on the paranormal here at Futurismic, was found dead (apparently of natural causes) in his apartment yesterday. [image borrowed from UFOMystic]

I’m at a bit of a loss to know what to say, really. A part of me wants to laugh, because I know the sort of fun Mac would have had ragging on conspiracy-theory types who’d try to suggest some nefarious governmental cover-up was involved. But the larger part of me is simply gutted; Mac was a thoroughly decent and sensitive guy, and an unflinching contrarian thinker, even when considered among the already contrarian fields of transhumanism and the extranormal. He’d just finished the manuscript for a new book, which he’d been working on for a long time.

So, rest easy, Mac – you’ll be missed.

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4 Responses to “Mac Tonnies, Rest In Peace”

  1. Adam Rakunas says:

    Condolences, man.

  2. Gareth L Powell says:

    I’m really sorry to hear that. I never met Mac in person but we talked a lot online. He will be sadly missed.

  3. BadClark says:

    So unexpected, i didn`t know him personally, but i read his blog post-human blues, great mind lost. My Condolences.

  4. Stephen says:

    Bye, Mac.