Writers who died in 2010
Martin Gardner (1914 – 2010) Mathematician, Science Writer. His annotation of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass is highly entertaining.
Ruth Park (1917-2010) Author. Playing Beatie Bow is an excellent time travel story.
J. D. Salinger (1919-2010) Author. Catcher in the Rye
Sid Fleischman (1920-2010) Author. The Whipping Boy. Newbery medal.
Patricia Wrightson (1921-2010) Author (fantasy). The Dark Bright Water. Hans Christian Anderson medal.
Donald H. Tuck (1922-2010) Bibliographer. Hugo medal. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Eva Ibbotson (1925-2010) Author (fantasy). Which Witch? and The Secret of Platform 13
Erich Segal (1937 – 2010) Author and Academician. Love Story
Harvey Pekar (1939-2010) Comics writer. American Splendor and Our Cancer Year.
Stephen Joseph Cannell (1941 – 2010) Mystery writer and TV show creator. Appeared most recently in the TV show Castle.
Takeshi Shudo (1949-2010) Main writer for Pokemon.
John Steakley (1951-2010) Author (sci-fi and horror). Armor and Vampire$ (much, much, much better than the film by John Carpenter).
Stephen Perry (1954 – 2010) Scriptwriter. Thundercats cartoon and comics.
Jennifer Rardin (1965-2010) Author (paranormal fiction). Jaz Parks series.
Ruth Park – Guardian
J. D. Salinger – NYTimes
Patricia Wrightson – Times
Donald H. Tuck - Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Stephen Joseph Cannell – NYTimes
Takeshi Shudo - Suite 101
John Steakley – Dallas News
Stephen Perry – Tampa Bay Online
Jennifer Rardin – Guardian