Impending News

Emails have been coming in all day alerting Locus about Robert Sheckley’s hospitalization in Kiev. Locus doesn’t have an explicit policy about reporting news about illness, news that might seem like impending death-notices, but tends to treat such reports cautiously, erring on the hopeful. But the situation governing a website is a bit different than that for a monthly magazine, since a website can be updated daily, or hourly; and so I’ve posted an item about Sheckley’s condition, to let people know, with of course all hopes that this is a temporary state and not something presaging any worse news to come. At least in the short term. That’s all any of us can hope.

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