News R.I.P. - Margaret Wander Bonanno - 2021-04-08

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Neroon, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Neroon

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    According to Michael Okuda on Facebook, the Vulcanesque author has passed beyond the Rim.

     
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  2. Damian

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    Very sad news. I always enjoyed her books, esp. Strangers from the Sky. :wah:

    Also sounded like a classy lady. I remember reading that while she wasn't thrilled about the situation surrounding Probe, mostly rewritten by the late Gene DeWeese (also RIP), she considered him a friend (I think she said he was a dear friend in fact). I never read anywhere where she encouraged people not read Probe or that it was a bad book, only that it mostly wasn't her work and she made her original story available to read to anyone that wanted to.
     
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  3. John Clark

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    I too enjoyed her books.

    RIP:(
     
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  4. Neroon

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    I have a copy of her treatment for "Music of the Spheres" she gave me a long time ago. Think I need to re-read that very soon.
     
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  5. Lanzman

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    Just heard. I am shocked and immensely saddened to lose Margaret. :weep:
     
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    Oh... :(
     
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  7. F. King Daniel

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    Such sad news. I am a big fan of her works. Strangers From the Sky, Dwellers in the Crucible, Burning Dreams... all classics.
     
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  8. Turtletrekker

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    Rest in peace to one of the best. :(
     
  9. Corran Horn

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    How sad. I would frequent the psiphi boards and the connections made there were a large part of her returning to TrekLit back then.

    May she RIP.
     
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  10. JD

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    Sad news. I really enjoyed Strangers from the Sky. I own but have not read Catalyst of Sorrows, Unspoken Truth, and Burning Dreams, and this news has inspired to read Catalyst as my next Trek book instead of Architects of Infinity.
     
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    RIP.
     
  12. JWolf

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    May she rest in peace.

    She gave me her Word document for Music of the Spheres for which I converted to and formatted it as an eBook in a few different formats. Here is where you can get an ePub copy of this.
    https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177182
     
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    May her memory live long and prosper.
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    As I've posted elsewhere:

    Others will deservedly praise her many classic TREK novels, including BURNING DREAMS, which, prior to the recent revival of character, was probably THE definitive book about Captain Christopher Pike, but I want to single out PRETERNATURAL, a book I edited for her back in the nineties: a weird, ambitious, metafictional, loosely autobiographical tour de force about a struggling midlist science fiction writer who may or may not actually be in contact with alien intelligences. The New York Times named it a Notable Book of the Year, and it's the book I will always remember when I think of Margaret.

    She will be missed.
     
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  15. Sci

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    Damn. She and I were Facebook friends and had friendly interactions now and then. Her book Strangers From the Sky was one of my first introductions to Star Trek.

    Rest in Peace. :(
     
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    Sad news. I enjoyed her Trek fiction and her posts here as garamet.
     
  18. Spock's Ghost

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    This is saddening, I read most of her books when I was younger. My favorite was Stranger From The Sky, and she was one of my favorite Star Trek authors.
     
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    Thank you.
     
  20. Avro Arrow

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    Such sad news! :( Her books were wonderful, and I always enjoyed reading her posts here. She will definitely be missed. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
     
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