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Announcement: "Hal's Worlds" Published

Last weekend, at Readercon, Wildside Press officially released a new book, Hal's Worlds: Stories and Essays in Honor of Hal Clement edited by Shane Tourtellotte. A copy of the cover of the book can be found here.

If you're reading my journal, you probably already know about science fiction writer Hal Clement and how much he meant to me. If not, you can find Hal's obituary from the October 31, 2003 Boston Globe here.

Allow me to quote from the back of the book:


A warm tribute to the late Hal Clement, the writer, and Harry Clement Stubbs, the man behind the pseudonym, this book brings you remembrances by friends and colleagues, a previously uncollected Hal Clement short story, an original story by Walter Hunt, an interview by Darrell Schweitzer, a reminiscence by his widow, Mary Stubbs, and many reminders of the many ways he affected the lives of fans, students, and fellow writers.

The contributors to the book begin with the members of the writers' group he mentored, Hal's Pals: Leslie A. Greenleaf, Jr., Sherry Briggs, Tania Ruiz, Anne Warner, Steven F, LeBrun, Matthew Jarpe, Ramona Louise Wheeler, and Lance Dixon. From the professional community come: Ben Bova, Allen M. Steele, Walter H. Hunt, Anthony Lewis, Jeffrey A. Carver, Michael Swanwick, Stanley Schmidt, Julie E. Czerneda, Isaac Szpindel, Jack Williamson, Michael A. Burstein, David Gerrold, J. Michael Straczynski, Darrell Schweitzer, and Joe Haldeman.

All proceeds will go to Milton Academy, the school where Harry taught science for thirty-eight years, and Joslin Diabetes Center, important to Harry because he had the disease.


I'm very proud of my essay in this book, "Memories of Hal." I hope people will consider getting the book to honor Hal and support the two charities named.

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