Joanna Russ in Hospice Following Strokes

It is always unfortunate to hear of someone experiencing a stroke–a neurological event that erases functions, memories, and eventually the self. It is particularly difficult to accept something so terrible happening to someone you respect a great deal. This is the now the case with Joanna Russ. By email to the feministsf email list, Ide Cyan shared a link to SF Site’s short report: Joanna Russ in Hospice. Apparently, she has endured “a series of strokes” and she is now in hospice care.

I have wrote on Joanna Russ’ scholarship in a previous post here.

UPDATE: I am afraid that Joanna Russ has passed away. More information here.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.