Image description: Black and white photo of a middle-aged white woman with short grey hair looking directly at the camera in a way that tells the viewer quite dispassionately that she sees you, and she understands
Suzy McKee Charnas died last night. I found out this morning and have been weeping since. I have a lot to say about her—without her work, my work would not exist—but can’t right now.
If you want to honour her, go read one of her books. Start with the first two Holdfast Chronicles, Walk to the End of the World and Motherlines. Be warned, though: when you read the first one you will want to flinch and look away. Don’t. She didn’t.
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I remember reading Motherlines after finding it in the L.A. library, the same place where I found Slow River. No, she didn’t, did she? Not with that series, not with Vampire Tapestry either. R.I.P., Suzy McKee Charnas.
!! I am SO sorry to read this! Those books have always meant a lot to me… Even more now with what you’ve shared.
This is very very sad news indeed.
Done. She’s been on my TBR for (at least five) years. Thanks for the nudge.
May her memory be eternal.
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