We here at the Atomic Junk Shop got the sad news that Sam Glanzman passed away yesterday at the age of 92. We’ve discussed him a few times here at the blog, mostly in discussing the Kickstarter for Voyage to the Deep. We also had a piece by Scott Shaw! attesting to the power of the man’s work.
Even after that, though, I’ve been remiss in expanding my knowledge of his work, which I will have to remedy soon. I’ve read A Sailor’s Story, and got the recent release of Red Range, and will also be getting Voyage to the Deep. I’ll share my thoughts on those books at some point in the future.
In the meantime, I’m going to point you to Mark Evanier’s obituary of Sam Glanzman, as well as point you to the Go Fund Me campaign that was raising money to help alleviate the cost of the medical bills.
Our condolences go out to Mr. Glanzman’s wife Sue and any other family members, as well as to Drew Ford, who’s done so much recently to get Sam Glanzman’s work back into print.