Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Eugie Foster, 1971 - 2014

I only just heard. This is from her Facebook page, dated 27 September 2014:
Eugie Foster, author, editor, wife, died on September 27th of respiratory failure at Emory University in Atlanta.

In her forty-two years, Eugie lived three lifetimes. She won the Nebula award, the highest award for science fiction literature, and had over one hundred of her stories published. She was an editor for the Georgia General Assembly. She was the director of the Daily Dragon at Dragon Con, and was a regular speaker at genre conventions. She was a model, dancer, and psychologist. She also made my life worth living.
Memorial service will be announced soon.

We do not need flowers. In lieu of flowers, please buy her books and read them. Buy them for others to read until everyone on the planet knows how amazing she was.

--Matthew M. Foster (husband)
Eugie Foster wrote the short story "Oranges, Lemons and Thou Beside Me" which I narrated for Pseudopod in December 2006. It's one of the most disturbing stories I have ever read, let alone narrated, causing some controversy in the Pseudopod discussion forum and comments on the blog entry.

In 2008 I wrote reviews of podcast short fiction for TTA Press's now defunct The Fix Online, of which Eugie Foster was the managing editor.

A sad loss indeed, but the fruits of her creative imagination live on. You should check them out.

(photo snagged from her Facebook page)
Eugie Foster

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