Joanna Russ, Nebula-winning author, essayist, and critic died in hospice yesterday. She was a strong and courageous voice for reason and for feminism. Agree with her or not, one has to admire her vision and intellect.
Here's her obituary from Locus Online:
And Todd Mason posted this touching appreciation (you may have to scroll down for this):
To get a taste of her work, here's a 1979 performance of Shockwave Radio Theater, with Laramie Sasseville reading the short story "When It Changed':
Her influence was widespread. Here ia a 2010 operatic performance of fragments from Russ's novel The Female Man:
Magic Mommas and Trembling Sisters are weeping today.