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The Goodies

Posted by BigWords on April 14, 2016

I am working on getting a bunch of custom materials together for (technically) free use by any small or self-publisher. Fonts, backgrounds, illustrations – all the goodies that will enable some kick-ass covers. I’m getting tired of seeing the usual suspects (Impact, TNR, Arial, and all the rest) being used again and again on covers, often without an idea of what such typefaces might represent to the reader. The overabundance does not bode well for a title standing out, especially at smaller resolutions.

nu_gods

Nu Gods, whose title should come as no surprise to geeks. A heavily simplified Blackletter design, which takes a lot of cues from seventies and eighties science fiction lettering.

Part of putting together links, fonts and images in a communal pool is to see what people can do with the tools – a dozen people are going to come up with a dozen designs, even if the titles are remarkably similar in tone and audience. The idea of people pushing off against the ideas their contemporaries are providing, and stretching out in new and exciting ways. Like evolution, only not.

Ten Free Image Sites

Freeuse
ISO Republic
Gratisography
StockSnap
Unsplash
Pexels
Pic Jumbo
Pixbay
Pixabay
Wikimedia Commons

Check the licenses before using, and do what you can to support free image hosting.

Custom Logo Design

When I have things settled into a groove, there will be time to create cover logos for people who need them. I haven’t got it all worked out yet, but I am hoping that it can assist with under-perfomrming books. A great graphic can be enough to get someone to pick up a title they might otherwise overlook.

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Lit List: Spaced

Posted by BigWords on November 1, 2012

Season 1

Episode 1 – Beginnings

As part of the sequence where Daisy goes over Tim’s childhood, she mentions Batman comics.
Numerous comics, including Avengers, Cable, Cry For Dawn, Daredevil, The Darkness, Fantastic Four, Planet Comics, Weird Fantasy and Weird Science can be seen in Fantasy Bazaar comic shop in which Tim works. There may be more I haven’t noticed… In real life, it is the renowned comic shop They Walk Among Us.
An issue of FHM can be seen, opened to a Gillian Anderson photograph. I think it is the #84 (Jan 1997) issue.
As part of the sequence where Tim goes over Daisy’s childhood, she can be seen reading a copy of The Beano.
When Tim opens a cupboard two girls are standing in it, just like in The Shining (based on the Stephen King novel).

Episode 2 – Gatherings

The music from the feature film Misery (based on the novel by Stephen King) plays when Daisy is typing.
Tim reads an issue of Zenith while Daisy is on the ‘phone with her boyfriend, and later is seen reading an issue of Judge Dredd. There is talk on the commentary about it being the US editions, which is rather more amusing than it really should be…

Episode 3 – Art

The (thankfully fictional) magazine Flaps is mentioned by Daisy as one of the titles she submitted work to, and the office is later seen.
A whole slew of magazines are seen when Daisy goes to the newsagent, and she then returns to the apartment with magazines and newspapers.
The Guardian very noticeably falls out the top of the bag of newspapers and magazines Daisy returns with.

Episode 5 – Chaos

Socialist Worker newspaper is seen at the beginning of the episode.
2000 A.D., Judge Dredd Magazine, The Death Of Groo (and the other comics in Fantasy Bazaar).
There’s a flashback sequence which is based on the maze sequence from The Shining.
Tim reads The Independent newspaper report of the break-in at the animal testing facility at the end of the episode.

Episode 6 – Epiphanies

Tim wears a Batman t-shirt (with an image in the style of the animated series) at the beginning of the episode.
Captain Marvel (the Fawcett character, rather than the Marvel character) is referenced during the Scrabble game.
Daisy is reading Eightball issue #13 (Apr 1994) before Tim snatches it from her and begins reading it.

Episode 7 – Ends

Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira is mentioned at the beginning of the episode.
Mike mentions Andy McNab when he is in his meeting with the Territorial Army.
Daisy looks at her typewriter in yet another reference to The Shining.
During Daisy and Marsha’s talk, Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare is referenced.

Deleted Scenes

Mike is holding Gun Magazine while asleep on the train.

Season 2

Episode 1 – Back

Tim’s opening narration is reminiscent of the one in GoodFellas, based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi.
Mike is holding Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson when he comes out of the bathroom.

Episode 2 – Change

French Fun by Catherine Bruzzone, The Diet Cure by Julia Ross, a Dummies Guide title, and a selection of Mr. Men books are among the titles seen in the bookshop Daisy is working in at the end of the episode. Other books are seen, though the names of the books are obscured by the camera angle.

Episode 3 – Mettle

Some of the scenes parody One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, based on the 1962 Ken Kesey novel.
The sequence set in an underground robot wars club is based on Fight Club. “The first rule of Robot Club…”

Episode 4 – Help

Dark Horse Comics is referenced in a poster at the beginning of the episode.
Tyres calls Daisy “Shakespeare” when he arrives to take Tim’s portfolio.
Daisy reads Hello! when she goes to fetch Mike from Marsha’s .

Episode 5 – Gone

Another Shining visual gag appears in this episode.

Episode 6 – Dissolution

Daisy can be seen writing for Colwyn Bay Gazette in a dream sequence. Unfortunately, the website seen is no longer working.

Episode 7 – Leaves

Sophie tells Tim that she has to leave to work for Marvel.

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Lit List: Dollhouse Season 1

Posted by BigWords on October 10, 2012

Season 1

Rossum Corporation is named for Rossum’s Universal Robots by Karel Čapek. It is the play which introduced the concept of robots.
Similarly titled to the play A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, which has surprising parallels to the stories in Dollhouse.

Ghost

Cinderella is referenced a few times when Echo leaves the party at the beginning of the episode.
Topher quotes Hamlet, saying “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”
Elements of the plot bear a similarity to the Alex Cross book Along Came A Spider by James Patterson.
In a deleted scene, Echo looks at a row of books in the bedroom of the kidnapped girl, though the spines aren’t clear.

The Target

The plot of the episode bears a striking resemblance to The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, and the antagonist of the episode shares his name with the author of the short story.

True Believer

The Bible Not sure which edition is being read from, but given the nature of the people involved in the compound it is highly likely that the copy in question has at least one illustration of Jesus pulling a thorn from a dinosaur’s paw…

Briar Rose

Echo reads Sleeping Beauty from a book of fairy tales at the beginning of the episode, though the specific edition isn’t seen clearly.

Omega

Topher uses Soylent Green to describe Alpha – the film was based on the novel Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison.
Alpha uses the writings of Nietzsche to justify his actions to Echo.

Epitaph One

Topher is seen surrounded by a stack of books, but the covers are obscured.

Also of note is that Joss Whedon mentions, in his walkthrough of the set, that books by Hennessey + Ingalls inspired some of the design of the Dollhouse, though he doesn’t elaborate on which books were used. This is, as far as I can tell, all of the titles in the first season (there are some cutaway shots, and some brief medium shots of characters in front of bookshelves) – as always, if someone notices a title I missed, then mentioning it in the comments would be appreciated. It is notable that two of the specific references are from fairy tales (Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty), while the tone of the series is that of a cynical cyberpunk present/future which is as far from “Once upon a time” storytelling as it is possible to get.

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Lit List: Harsh Realm

Posted by BigWords on September 11, 2012

The short-live FOX series Harsh Realm doesn’t have a lot of literary elements, and as it is a rather brief affair there are videos (of music from the series) at the end of the post to make up for the lack of material.

Pilot

The main character, Thomas Hobbes is named for the philosopher of the same name (05 Apr 1588 – 04 Dec 1679).
Pinocchio is named for the main character in the 1883 Carlo Collodi novel The Adventures of Pinocchio.
Le Morte D’Arthur – Thomas Malory (part 1, part 2) the seat Hobbes enters Harsh Realm through has “seige” / “perilous” carved in the armrests

Leviathan

The episode title is named after Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes.

Camera Obscura

The Bible

Circe (unproduced)

Episode named after a character from The Odyssey by Homer.



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Lit Lists

Posted by BigWords on September 8, 2012

This is the start of a semi-regular feature – every time I have nothing else urgently requiring my attention, I’ll put up a list of books seen in films and television shows. It is, of course, based on the Rory List which Abby featured on her blog. To open with I wanted to pick a film I really love, but I could probably have planned this better. For Fight Club, the list of books is staggeringly small – Anger Kills by Redford Williams, M.D. & Virginia Williams, PH.D. is the only book whose cover clearly seen, and there are a couple of quick flashes of a dictionary when the Narrator is having the skin on the back of his hand burned away. It isn’t a lost cause for magazines as the Fürni furniture catalog (which I’m pretty sure is fictitious) and Movieline (Jul 1995) are shown. Also, the Narrator reads from Annotated Reader (which I would Google to find out the deal behind it, but I was kinda disheartened by the lack of a juicy list to put together and didn’t bother. In addition, the line “You’re the all-singing, all-dancing crap of the world” is inspired by Also Sprach Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche, for those of you who need to know this kind of stuff. As I pointed out, I could have planned this better.

Console yourself with Chuck Palahniuk’s bibliography.

So… What about some other film? Children Of Men, perhaps… There are a lot of books used as background filler, though actually displaying them on-screen is rarer than it could have been. Man, everyone else seems to be either waaay better at this shit than I am, or they are picking the easy films and television shows to do this with. I couldn’t make out any of the titles in the damn film, even though Theo walks past stacks of books during the course of the film. Maybe “boy films” are the problem. Possibly looking at the books in comedies would throw up more examples of what I am looking for. C’mon, it can’t be that hard to find characters reading on film.

Miss Congeniality

The Invisible Intruder by Carolyn Keene (Harriet Stratmeyer Adams)
Essentials Of Russian Grammar by Nicholas Maltzoff.

Dear gods, Miss Congeniality has more books visible than Fight Club – am I in Bizarro World? Maybe I’ll have better luck with a television show…

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this.

Just because.

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2010 – Deaths W-Z

Posted by BigWords on January 4, 2011

Waldron, Ann Wood (December 14, 1924 – July 2, 2010) New York Times obit
Walker, Albertina (August 29, 1929 – October 8, 2010)
Wallot, Jean-Pierre, OC, FRSC (May 22, 1935 – August 30, 2010)
Walters, Eric (July 4, 1937 – August 18, 2010) Journalist
Lady Walton, Susana, MBE (August 30, 1926 – March 21, 2010)
Ward, Colin (August 14, 1924 – February 11, 2010) The Anarchist Library; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Warren, Mary Anne (August 17, 1946 – August 9, 2010)
Watkins, Alan Rhun (April 3, 1933 – May 8, 2010) Political columnist Independent columns; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Wattar, Tahir (al-Tahir Wattar) (1936 – August 12, 2010)
Weaver, Kenneth Franklin (November 29, 1915 – September 20, 2010) National Geographic writer and editor
Webb, Sharon (February 29, 1936 – April 29, 2010) Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction bio
Weber, David Joseph (December 20, 1940 – August 20, 2010) Historian
Wedlock, Fred (May 23, 1942 – March 4, 2010) Songwriter website
Weismiller, Edward Ronald (August 3, 1915 – August 25, 2010) Poet and scholar
Weiss, George David (April 9, 1921 – August 23, 2010) Songwriter
Welles, Christopher Jewett “Chris” (December 11, 1937 – June 19, 2010) Business journalist
Wells, Colin Michael (November 15, 1933 – March 11, 2010) Historian Times obit
Welsh, Donald Emory (October 6, 1943 – February 6, 2010) Publisher
West, Bernie (May 30, 1918 – July 29, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB; New York Times obit
Wheeler, John “Jack” P., III (1944 – December 2010)
Whitman, The Reverend Robert Shaw Sturgis (July 27, 1915 – February 9, 2010)
Wieghart, James Gerard (August 16, 1933 – February 21, 2010) Editor and journalist
Wijn, Pieter Cornelis (May 17, 1929 – October 6, 2010) Comic-book creator
Willensky, Elliot A. (1943 – March 29, 2010) Composer
Williams, Brian (1956 – October 4, 2010) Illustrator
Williams, Eric Cyril (1918 – 2010)
Williams, Professor George Christopher (May 12, 1926 – September 8, 2010)
Williamson, Al (March 21, 1931 – June 12, 2010) Comic-book artist Lambiek; Mark Evanier tribute; Comic Book Resources tributes; The Comics Reporter obit; Dark Horse Comics tribute; Guardian obit; io9 gallery
Williamson, James (1983 – 2010) Journalist
Willis, John Alvin (October 16, 1916 – June 25, 2010)
Wilson, Ed (Edson Vieira de Barros) (July 29, 1945 – October 3, 2010) Songwriter
Wilson, William Proctor (July 2, 1921 – March 7, 2010) CEO of Butterick Publishing Company
Windham, Donald (July 2, 1920 – May 31, 2010) New York Times obit; Telegraph obit
Winslow, Donald James (1911 – 10 July 2010)
Winslow Tom (Thomas Griffin Winslow) (November 13, 1940 – October 23, 2010) Songwriter
Winstone, Harry Victor Frederick, FRGS (August 3, 1926 – February 10, 2010) Author and journalist Independent obit
Winters, Kathleen (1949 – 2010) website
Wisdom, Sir Norman Joseph, OBE (February 4, 1915 – October 4, 2010) website; IMDB; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Wiseman, Donald John, OBE, FBA (October 25, 1918 – February 2, 2010) Academic
Wolfenstein, Eugene Victor (July 9, 1940 – December 15, 2010)
Wolper, David Lloyd (January 11, 1928 – August 10, 2010) website; IMDB
Wong Tin-Lam (September 11, 1928 – November 16, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Wooding, Geoffrey (February 20, 1954 – January 26, 2010) Architect
Woodson, Ali-Ollie (September 12, 1951 – May 30, 2010) Songwriter website; Independent obit; New York Times obit
Wright, Claud William (January 9, 1917 – February 15, 2010)
Wright, Lionel Percy (Lan Wright) (July 8, 1923 – 2010) SF author
Wrightson, Patricia (June 21, 1921 – March 15, 2010) Guardian obit; Misrule tribute (blog); Times obit
Wussler, Robert J. (September 8, 1936 – June 5, 2010) Journalist and co-founder of CNN Boston.com obit; LA Times obit; New York Times obit

Xenides, Adriana (Adriana Coutsaimanis) (January 9, 1956 – June 7, 2010)

Yan, Romina (Romina Yankelevich De Giaccomi) (September 5, 1974 – September 28, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Yanovskiy, Rudolph Grigorjevich (Рудольф Григорьевич Яновский) (June 16, 1929 – January 13, 2010) Philosopher
Young, Betty Lou (May 18, 1919 – July 1, 2010)
Younger, Major-General Allan Elton, DSO OBE (Tony Younger) (May 4, 1919 – July 5, 2010)

Zakariyya, Fouad (1927 – March, 2010) Philosopher
Zenger, Erich (July 9, 1939 – April 4, 2010)
Zeno, Sheikh Muhammad bin Jamil (1925 – October 8, 2010) Scholar
Zia-Zarifi, Abolhassan (August 20, 1926 – October 4, 2010)
Ziegel, Victor “Vic” (August 16, 1937 – July 23, 2010) Sportswriter
Zinn, Howard (August 24, 1922 – January 27, 2010) Author and historian website; Boston.com obit; Guardian obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit
Zuyev, Maksim (Макси́м Зу́ев) (November 11, 1975 – March 18, 2010) Blogger and journalist
Zwerin, Mike (May 18, 1930 – April 2, 2010) Author website

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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2010 – Deaths T-V

Posted by BigWords on January 4, 2011

Tabermann, Tommy (December 3, 1947 – July 2, 2010) Poet
Takens, Floris (November 12, 1940 – June 20, 2010) Mathematician
Talankin, Igor (И́горь Васи́льевич Тала́нкин) (October 3, 1927 – July 24, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Talbot, William Phillips (June 7, 1915 – October 1, 2010) Former journalist
Taliano, Charles “Chuck” Jr. (May 9, 1945 – June 4, 2010)
Tamura, George T. (November 27, 1927 – February 11, 2010) Artist and author
Tanner, Duncan (February 19, 1958 – February 11, 2010) Historian Guardian obit
Tanner, James Mourilyan (August 1, 1920 – August 11, 2010) Medical author
Tansey, Charlotte (1922 – August 26, 2010) Scholar
Tantawy, Muhammad Sayyid (محمد سيد طنطاوي‎) (October 28, 1928 – March 10, 2010) Scholar
Tatematsu, Wahei (December 15,1948 – February 8, 2010) Novelist
Taylor, Anne Froelick (December 8, 1913 – January 26, 2010)
Taylor, Dennis (November 13, 1953 – October 17, 2010) Tennessean obit
Taylor, Mackenzie (September 8, 1978 – November 18, 2010) website; Guardian obit
Taylor-Burroughs, Margaret (November 11, 1917 – November 21, 2010) Artist and author
Tenn, William (Philip Klass) (May 9, 1920 – February 7, 2010) website; IMDB; io9 obit; The Mumpsimus tribute (blog); New York Times obit; Wired tribute
Thalbourne, Michael A., Ph.D., (March 24, 1955 – May 4, 2010) Academic
Thomas, Gwyn “Jocko” (1913 – May 5, 2010) Journalist
Thompson, David (September 13, 2010) Murder By The Book publicity manager Jeff Cohen tribute; Maggie Galehouse tribute; Houston Press obit; Mulholland Books tribute
Thompson, Elspeth (June 26, 1961 – March 25, 2010) Journalist and author Guardian articles; Telegraph obit
Thorvall, Kerstin (1925 – April 9, 2010) Novelist
Thuermer, Angus MacLean (July 17, 1917 – April 15, 2010) Former journalist Telegraph obit; Washington Post obit
Tibet (Gilbert Gascard) (October 29, 1931 – January 3, 2010) Comic-book creator Lambiek
Tillsi, Khalifa Mohammed (خليفة محمد التليسي‎) (May 9, 1930 – January 13, 2010) Historian and translator
Ting, Walasse (October 13, 1929 – May 17, 2010) Poet
Tinkham, Michael (February 23, 1928 – November 4, 2010) Physicist
Tishchenko, Boris Ivanovich (Бори́с Ива́нович Ти́щенко) (March 23, 1939 – December 9, 2010) Composer website
Tlou, Thomas (June 1, 1932 – June 28, 2010) Academic
Tobe, Keiko (1957 – January 28, 2010) Manga artist
Tobias-Duesberg, Helen (June 11, 1919 – February 4, 2010) Composer
Tobin, Jack Adair, Ph.D. (June 15, 1920 – June 19, 2010) Anthropologist
Toda, Morikazu (October 20, 1917 – October 6, 2010) Physicist
Todorovski, Gane (May 11, 1929 – May 23, 2010) Poet and historian
Tolstaya, Natalia Nikitichna (May 2, 1943 – June 15, 2010) Translator The Voice Of Russia obit
Tookoome, Simon (December 9, 1934 – November 7, 2010)
Tordeur, Jean (September 5, 1920 – January 27, 2010) Belgian author
Torode, George (September 30, 1946 – April 20, 2010)
Tozer, Norman (July 13, 1934 – July 14, 2010) Reporter The Stage obit
Tralins, S. Robert (April 28, 1926 – May 20, 2010) website; IMDB
Traoré, Mahama Johnson (1942 – 2010)
Trapp, Agathe Johanna Erwina Gobertina von (March 12, 1913 – December 28, 2010)
Travis, Doris Eaton (March 14, 1904 – May 11, 2010) IMDB; Independent obit; New York Times obit
Trefousse, Hans L. (December 18, 1921 – January 8, 2010) New York Times obit
Tubb, E.C. (Edwin Charles) (October 15, 1919 – September 10, 2010) website; Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction bio; IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit
Tuck, Donald Henry (December 3, 1922 – October 13, 2010) Bibliographer
Tucker, Robert Charles (May 29, 1918 – July 29, 2010)
Tully, Darrow J. “Duke” (February 27, 1932 – June 20, 2010) Journalist and publisher
Tunney, Eric (September 9, 1964 – March 28, 2010) IMDB
Turchin, Valentin Fyodorovich (Валенти́н Фёдорович Турчи́н) (1931 – April 7, 2010)
Turner, Wallace (March 15, 1921 – September 18, 2010) Journalist
Tyler, James (August 3, 1940 – November 23, 2010) Guardian obit

Udall, Stewart Lee (January 31, 1920 – March 20, 2010)
Utterback, Bill ( 1931 – 2010)

Valentin, Louis (Louis Valentine) (September 10, 1930 – May 3, 2010)
Valz, Sir Ian Michael (August 28, 1957 – April 28, 2010) Playwright IMDB
Van Vliet, Don “Captain Beefheart” (January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) website; Guardian obit; Rolling Stone obit; Telegraph obit
Van Wood, Peter (September 19, 1927 – 10 March 2010) Songwriter IMDB
Vardar, Ahmet (1937 – February 25, 2010) Journalist
Vargas, Gabriel Bernal (February 5, 1915 – May 25, 2010) Lambiek; The Comics Reporter obit
Vega, Janine Pommy (February 5, 1942 – December 23, 2010) Poet website
Veturi Sundararama Murthy (January 29, 1936 – May 22, 2010) Songwriter
Ben Viccari (1918 – May 6, 2010) Journalist
Vicinanza, Ralph M. (August 8, 1950 – September 25, 2010) Locus Online obit
Vieyra, Emilio (October 12, 1921 – January 25, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Villamil Cordovez, Jorge (June 6, 1929 – February 28, 2010) Composer
Vimcy (Vilayattasseri Mullambalath Balachandran) (November 25, 1925 – January 9, 2010)
Voznesensky, Andrei Andreyevich (Андре́й Андре́евич Вознесе́нский) (May 12, 1933 – June 1, 2010) Author and poet Boston.com obit

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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2010 – Deaths S

Posted by BigWords on January 4, 2011

Sa’d, Dr. Ahmad (אחמד סעד‎ / أحمد سعد‎) (November 25, 1945 – April 20, 2010) Journalist
Sado, Mikhail Yukhanovich (Михаил Юханович Садо) (June 9, 1934 – August 30, 2010) Scholar
Saeedpour, Vera Beaudin (March 27, 1930 – May 30, 2010) Scholar
Sæter, Einar (December 6, 1917 – November 10, 2010) Newspaper editor
St. Peters, Crispian (April 5, 1939 – June 8, 2010) Songwriter website; New York Times obit
Salani, Corso (September 9, 1961 – June 16, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Salazar, Max (April 17, 1932 – September 19, 2010) Music writer
Salinger, J.D. (Jerome David) (January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010) bio; IMDB; Observer tribute by Lillian Ross; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Samuels, Professor Michael Louis (September 14, 1920 – November 24, 2010)
Sánchez Junco, Eduardo (April 26, 1943 – July 14, 2010) Editor and journalist
Sandall, Robert (June 9, 1952 – July 20, 2010) Music journalist Telegraph obit
Sanguineti, Edoardo (December 9, 1930 – May 18, 2010) Italian novelist
Santo, Alda Neves da Graça do Espírito (April 30, 1926 – March 9, 2010) Poet
Saramago, José (November 16, 1922 – June 18, 2010)
Sarason, Seymour Bernard Ph.D. (January 12, 1919 – January 28, 2010) Psychologist website
al-Saray, Riad (1975 – September 7, 2010) Journalist
Sarno, Joseph W. (March 15, 1921 – April 26, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Satō, Chiyoko “Shio” (December 6, 1952 – April 4, 2010) Manga artist
Sayle, Murray William, OAM (January 1, 1926 – September 19, 2010) Journalist and novelist The Australian obit; Independent obit
Scalapino, Leslie (July 25, 1944 – May 28, 2010) website
Scarpelli Furio (December 16, 1919 – April 28, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Scarpelli, Henry (1930 – April 4, 2010) Comic-book artist Lambiek; Archie Comics obit; Comic Book Resources obit; Nerdage obit
Schäfke, Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich (July 21, 1922 – April 4, 2010) Mathematician
Schaft, Irene (August 9, 2010) blog
Schatzman, Evry Léon (born 16 September 1920 – 25 April 2010) Astrophysicist
Scheer, Hermann (April 29, 1944 – October 14, 2010) website
Schenck, Wolfgang (February 7, 1913 – March 5, 2010)
Schildberger, Michael Julius (April 4, 1938 – June 2, 2010) Journalist and author
Schimmel, Robert George “Bob” (January 16, 1950 – September 3, 2010) website; IMDB
Schlingensief, Christoph Maria (October 24, 1960 – August 21, 2010)
Schioppa, Tommaso Padoa (July 23, 1940 – December 18, 2010) Guardian obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit
Schmidt, Hannelore “Loki” (March 3, 1919 – October 21, 2010) Environmentalist
Schneider, Stephen H. (February 11, 1945 – July 19, 2010) Science writer IMDB
Schoenherr, John (Juy 5, 1935 — April 8, 2010) magazine illustrator bio; Encyclopedia of Science Fiction bio; Bear Alley tribute (blog); New York Times obit
Schorr, Daniel Louis (August 31, 1916 – July 23, 2010) Journalist New York Times obit
Schröder, Hans (July 28, 1930 – April 6, 2010) Artist
Schroeter, Werner (April 7, 1945 – April 12, 2010) Screenwriter website; IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; New York Times obit
Schurmann, Franz Herbert (June 21, 1926 – August 20, 2010) Historian
Schwaiger, Brigitte (April 6, 1949 – July 26, 2010)
Scithers, George H. (May 14, 1929 – April 19, 2010) Editor and SF luminary Juno Books obit; Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction bio
Scott, Nathan (May 11, 1915 – February 27, 2010) Composer
Scott, Lady Scott, Phillippa (Felicity Philippa Talbot-Ponsonby) (November 22, 1918 – January 5, 2010) Guardian obit
Seaton, Peter (December 16, 1942 – May 18, 2010) Poet
Sebree, George McClellan, III (August 26, 1932 – March 7, 2010) Journalist
Segal, Erich Wolf (June 16, 1937 – January 17, 2010) Author and screenwriter IMDB; Guardian obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Washington Post obit
Segawa, Yasuo (April 5, 1932 – February 18, 2010) Book illustrator bio
Sela, Lhasa de (September 27, 1972 – January 1, 2010) Songwriter
Selçuk, İlhan (March 11, 1925 – June 21, 2010) Author, editor and journalist
Serling, Robert Jerome (March 28, 1918 – May 6, 2010) bio; IMDB; Boston.com obit; New York Times obit
Sevela, Efraim (Эфраим Севела / Efim Evelevich Drabkin / Ефим Евелевич Драбкин) (March 8, 1928 – August 18, 2010) Author and screenwriter IMDB; The Voice Of Russia obit
Severn, David (David Storr Unwin) (December 3, 1918 – February 11, 2010) Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction bio; 1930-1960 obit (blog); Times obit
Shade, Hastings (May 20, 1941 – February 9, 2010) Linguist and mythologist
Shah, Rajendra Keshavlal (January 28, 1913 – January 2, 2010) Poet
Sharma, Devi (October 19, 1921 – March 30, 2010) IMDB
Sharp, Dennis (November 30, 1933 – May 6, 2010) Author, editor and historian
Shealy, Rod, Sr. (December 22, 1953 – August 18, 2010) Publisher blog
Sheasby, David (September 20, 1940 – February 26, 2010) Playwright Guardian obit
Sherman, Jane (June 14, 1908 – March 16, 2010) Boston.com obit; New York Times obit
Shi Tiesheng (1951- December 31, 2010) Chinese author
Shibano, Takumi (October 27, 1926 – January 16, 2010) Japanese translator and author IMDB; File 770 obit (blog)
Takeshi Shudō (August 18, 1949 – October 29, 2010) Japanese screenwriter IMDB; Schoolgirl Milky Crisis obit (blog); Pokemonepisode.org tribute
Shvarts, Elena Andreyevna (Елена Андреевна Шварц) (May 17, 1948 – March 11, 2010) Poet Guardian obit; Independent obit; Jewish Quarterly tribute
Sicherman, Dr. Harvey (1945 – December 25, 2010)
Sievey, Christopher Mark (aka Frank Sidebottom) (August 25, 1955 – June 21, 2010) Official website; podcasts; IMDB; BBC tribute; Bleeding Cool tribute; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Sigurðardóttir, Fríða Áslaug (December 10, 1940 – May 7, 2010) Icelandic novelist
Silber, Irwin (October 17, 1925 – September 8, 2010) Editor, journalist and publisher website; Guardian obit; Independent obit; New York Times obit; Next Year Country obit (blog)
Sillitoe, Alan (March 4, 1928 – April 25, 2010) IMDB; Guardian obit; Left Lion obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Sillitoe, Linda Buhler (July 31, 1948 – April 7, 2010) Historian and journalist
Simoneit, Ferdinand (June 14, 1925 – April 3, 2010) Author and journalist
Simpson, Robert Smith (November 9, 1906 – September 5, 2010) New York Times obit; Washington Post obit
Singh, Kunwar “Billy” Arjan (August 15, 1917 – January 1, 2010) Wildlife author Tiger Haven Society; WWF tribute
Siras, Shrinivas Ramchandra (1948 – April 8, 2010)
Sitchin, Zecharia (January 11, 1920 – October 9, 2010) website
Skillend, William E. (April 26, 1926 – February 21, 2010) Translator
Slabbert, Frederik van Zyl (March 2, 1940 – May 14, 2010) Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Washington Post obit
Smith, Carl Milton (March 15, 1927 – January 16, 2010) Songwriter IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; New York Times obit
Smith, Sir Cyril, MBE (June 28, 1928 – September 3, 2010) Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit
Smith, E. Gene (August 10, 1936 – December 16, 2010) Scholar
Smith, Gordon William (1920 – 2010) Star-Telegram obit
Smith, Jerry E. (April 8, 1950 – March 8, 2010) website
Smith, Myrna Yvonne (May 28, 1941 – December 24, 2010) Songwriter IMDB; Classic Pop Icons obit
Smoljak, Ladislav (December 9, 1931 – June 6, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Smyslov, Vasily Vasilyevich (Василий Васильевич Смыслов) (March 24, 1921 – March 27, 2010)
Snyder, Cameron Crockett (October 9, 1916 – January 29, 2010) Sportswriter Baltimore Sun obit
Sobran, Michael Joseph, Jr. (February 23, 1946 – September 30, 2010) website; New York Times obit
Soggin, Jan Alberto (March 10, 1926 – October 27, 2010) Scholar
Serrano, Joaquín Soler (August 19, 1919 – September 7, 2010) Journalist
Solomos, George Paul (aka Themistocles Hoetis) (September 16, 1925 – November 8, 2010) Journalist and poet Guardian obit
Sonnenberg, Benjamin, Jr. (December 30, 1936 – June 24, 2010) New York Times obit; Washington Post obit
Soosaar, Enn (February 13, 1937 – February 10, 2010) Critic and translator
Sorensen, Theodore Chaikin (May 8, 1928 – October 31, 2010) Political writer
Southam, Ann, CM (February 4, 1937 – November 25, 2010) Composer
Spender, Natasha, Lady Spender (April 18, 1919 – October 21, 2010) Guardian obit
Stapley, Richard (aka Richard Wyler) (June 20, 1923 – March 5, 2010) IMDB
Star, Susan “Leigh” (1954 – March 24, 2010)
Starkie, Martin (1922 – 2010) IMDB
Stawiński, Jerzy Stefan (July 1, 1921 – June 12, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Steakley, John William, Jr. (July 26, 1951 – November 27, 2010) website; IMDB; Dallas News obit
Stein, Joseph (May 30, 1912 – October 24, 2010) IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit
Steinmetz, Sol (July 29, 1930 – October 13, 2010) Lexicographer
Stewart, Anthony Terence Quincey (1929 – December 17, 2010) Historian
Stigen, Terje (June 28, 1922 – August 14, 2010)
Stites, Richard Thomas (December 2, 1931 – March 7, 2010) Historian
Stock, Dennis (July 24, 1928 – January 11, 2010) Photojournalist
Stojanović, Svetozar “Sveta” (Светозар Стојановић) (October 18, 1931 – May 7, 2010) Philosopher
Story, Christopher Edward Harle, FRSA (1938 – July 14, 2010) Political author
Stow, Julian Randolph (November 28, 1935 – May 29, 2010)
Strick, Joseph (July 6, 1923 – June 2, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Strohmeyer, John (June 26, 1924 – March 3, 2010) Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
de Stroumillo, Olga Elisabeth Terese “Minky” (May 17, 1926 – March 11, 2010) Journalist
Studwell, William Emmett (March 18, 1936 – August 2, 2010) Librarian
Suarez, Roberto A. (November 27, 1942 – February 8, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Sucher, Dorothy (May 18, 1933 – August 22, 2010)
Surve, Narayan Gangaram (नारायण गंगाराम सुर्वे) (October 15, 1926 – August 16, 2010) Poet
Sutzkever, Abraham (אַבֿרהם סוצקעווער / Avrom Sutskever / אברהם סוצקבר) (July 15, 1913 – January 20, 2010) Poet
Sweezy, Nancy (October 14, 1921 – February 6, 2010) Author and folklorist New York Times obit
Sykes, Roberta “Bobbi” (August 16, 1943 – November 14, 2010) Author and poet
Sylvestre, Guy (Jean-Guy Sylvestre) OC, FRSC (May 17, 1918 – September 26, 2010) Literary critic

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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2010 – Deaths Q & R

Posted by BigWords on January 4, 2011

Quaife, Peter Alexander Greenlaw (December 31, 1943 – June 23, 2010) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Quarrington Paul Lewis (July 22, 1953 – January 21, 2010) Novelist and screenwriter website; IMDB
Quinn, James J., SJ (April 21, 1919 – April 8, 2010) Hymnwriter
Quinton, Anthony Meredith, Baron Quinton (March 25, 1925 – June 19, 2010) Philosopher

Radhakrishnan, M. G. (August 8, 1940 – July 2, 2010) Composer IMDB
Raffray, André (1925 – 2010) Graphic artist
Raftery, Barry (August 16, 1944 – August 22, 2010) Archeologist IMDB; Antiquity tribute; Irish Times obit
Rahhal, Assaf Abu (Assaf Abou Rahhal) (December 18, 1955 – August 3, 2010) Journalist
Rajadhyaksha Marathi, Mangesh Vitthal (मंगेश विठ्ठल राजाध्यक्ष) (June 7, 1913 – April 19, 2010)
Rajah, K.S. (Kasinather Saunthararajah) S.C., P.B.M. (March 3, 1930 – June 17, 2010)
Ramírez, Ariel (September 4, 1921 – February 18, 2010) Composer, first elected president of the Society Of Authors And Composers Of The Argentine Republic website
Rammellzee (aka RAMMΣLLZΣΣ) (1960 – June 28, 2010) Artist
Rardin, Jennifer (April 28, 1965 – September 20, 2010) website; Guardian obit
Ratajczak, Dariusz (November 28, 1962 – 2010) Historian
Ravetch, Irving (November 14, 1920 – September 19, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; New York Times obit
Rayner, Claire Berenice OBE (née Chetwynd) (January 22, 1931 – October 11, 2010) Journalist and novelist IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit
al-Rayyis, Nahid Munir (1937 – April 13, 2010) Poet
Reback, Katherine (1950 – May 24, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Rebillot, Paul (May 19, 1931 – February 11, 2010) Direct Impact Creativity
Rebimbus, Wilfred Gerald (April 2, 1942 – March 9, 2010) Lyricist
Reddy, Surendran (March 9, 1962 – January 22, 2010) Composer
Regalado, Héctor José (January 29, 1943 – November 4, 2010)
Reid, Constance Bowman (January 3, 1918 – October 14th, 2010) Biographer
Reid, James “Jimmy” (July 9, 1932 – August 10, 2010) Journalist
Reimer, A. James (August 10, 1942 – August 28, 2010) Academic
Rekai, Kati, CM ( October 20, 1921 – February 1, 2010)
Remonde, Cerge Mamites (December 21, 1958 – January 19, 2010) Journalist
Rémy, Pierre-Jean (Jean-Pierre Angremy) (March 21, 1937 – April 28, 2010)
Rendell, Joan, MBE (1921 – May 4, 2010) Historian This Is Cornwall obit
Rety, John (Janos Réty) (December 8, 1930 – February 3, 2010) Poet Telegraph obit
Reynolds Lowery, Pam (1956 – May 22, 2010) Songwriter website
Reynolds, Paul (4 October 1949 – 23 May 2010) Internet advocate
Reza, Enayatollah (June 18, 1920 – July 20, 2010) Historian
Ribeiro, Francisco (March 15, 1965 – September 14, 2010) Composer
Rich, Alan (June 17, 1924 – April 23, 2010) Music critic website
Richardson, Neil Grant (February 5, 1930 – October 8, 2010) Composer IMDB
Richey, George (November 30, 1935 – July 31, 2010) Songwriter
Ricketts, Christopher (aka Topher Ricketts) (1955 – 2010) Martial arts author website
Riley, Judith Merkle (January 14, 1942 – September 12, 2010) Academic and novelist website; LA Times obit
Rimmer, Jim (April 1, 1934 – January 9, 2010) Owner of Pie Tree Press and noted font designer
Rinciari, Ken (1936 – April 25, 2010) New York Times illustrator website; Another Voice website
Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati (1922 – April 12, 2010)
Ritchie, Bill (August 1, 1931 – January 25, 2010) Comic-book artist The Beezer’s Golden Years obit (blog) Scotsman obit
Roberts, Charles Swann (1930 – August 20, 2010) game designer and historian The Gaming Gang obit
Roberts, Henry Edward (September 13, 1941 – April 1, 2010) Computer pioneer and technical writer Guardian obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Roberts, Richard Julian FSA (May 18, 1930 – October 20, 2010) Librarian and bibliographer
Robinson, Geoffrey (August 22, 1917 – December 30, 2009) Historian
Robinson, Jeanne (March 30, 1948 – May 30, 2010) bio; Stardance movie website; Analog obit
Robinson, Michael (1948 – 2010) Artist and poet website
Rodgers, Carolyn Marie (December 14, 1940 – April 2, 2010) Poet
Rodríguez Cobos, Mario Luis (aka Silo) (January 6, 1938 – September 16, 2010) website
Rodríguez Fernández, Arturo (1948 – April 16, 2010) Author and film critic
Rohmer, Éric (March 20, 1920 – January 11, 2010) Director, film critic, journalist and screenwriter IMDB; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Time Out obit
Roelfzema, E.H. (Erik Hazelhoff Roelfzema Jr.). (February 17, 1947 – February 11, 2010) website
Rogde, Isak (1947 – 3 January 2010) Translator
Roll, Israel (1937 – June 20, 2010) Archeologist
Rollin, Jean (Jean Michel Rollin Roth Le Gentil) (November 3, 1938 – December 15, 2010) website; IMDB
Romanowiczowa, Zofia (Zofia Górska) (October 18, 1922 – March 28, 2010) Translator
Römbell, Manfred (December 3, 1941 – June 22, 2010)
de Romilly, Professor Dr. Jacqueline Worms (March 26, 1913 – December 18, 2010) LA Times obit
Ronay, Egon (July 24, 1915 – June 12, 2010) Food critic Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Ronchey, Alberto (September 26, 1926 – March 5, 2010) Journalist
Rooks, Pamela (1958 – October 1, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Rosen, Martin “Moishe” (April 12, 1932 – May 18, 2010) Jews For Jesus author.
Roshchin, Mikhail Mikhailovich (Михаил Михайлович Рощин) (February 10, 1933 – October 1, 2010) Screenwriter
Ross, David Robertson (February 28, 1958 – January 2, 2010) Author and historian website; Herald Scotland obit; Scotsman obit; Times obit
Ross, James Francis (October 9, 1931 – July 12, 2010) Philosopher
Roth, Andrew (April 23, 1919 – August 12, 2010) Journalist
Rothstein, Natalie (June 21, 1930 – February 18, 2010) Academic Times obit
Roush, Gerald Lee (October 5, 1941 – May 21, 2010) Ferrari Market Letter website; Boston.com obit; New York Times obit
Roy, Adrienne (June 28, 1953 – December 14, 2010) Comic-book colorist CBG Xtra obit; Comics Worth Reading tribute
Rózsahegyi, György (November 21, 1940 – June 28, 2010)
Ruben, Aaron (March 1, 1914 – January 30, 2010) Director and screenwriter IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit
Rudin, Walter (May 2, 1921 – May 20, 2010) Mathematician
Rugambage, Jean-Léonard ( – June 24, 2010) Journalist
Russ, Martin Saxon (February 14, 1931 – December 6, 2010) Military author New York Times obit
Russell-Wood, A.J.R. (Anthony John R. Russell-Wood) (1940 – August 13, 2010) Historian
Rust, Arthur George “Art,” Jr. (October 13, 1927 – January 12, 2010) Columnist
Rutschky, Katharina (January 25, 1941 – January 14, 2010) German Academic
Ryan, Gerard “Gerry” (June 4, 1956 – April 30, 2010)

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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2010 – Deaths N-P

Posted by BigWords on January 4, 2011

Nagavally, Venu (April 16, 1949 – September 9, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Nakamura, Akira (April 24, 1934 – June 26, 2010) Historian
Nan Nyunt Swe (1923 – July 14, 2010)
Nandi, Moti (July 10, 1931 – January 3, 2010) Journalist
Narokobi, Bernard (1937 – March 2010) Philosopher
Nashimoto, Masaru (December 1, 1944 – August 21, 2010) Magazine reporter
Nathanson, Abraham (November 26, 1929 – June 6, 2010) Creator of Bananagrams.
Neal, Patricia (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) Actress; widow of Roald Dahl IMDB
Neame, Ronald Elwin, CBE, BSC (April 23, 1911- June 16, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Washington Post
Neasom, Norman (November 7, 1915 – February 22, 2010) Illustrator website; Independent obit
Neill, William (February 22, 1922 – April 5, 2010) Poet
Nelder, John Ashworth FRS (October 8, 1924 – August 7, 2010) Statistician
Neligan, Maurice (1937 – October 8, 2010) Newspaper columnist
Nelissen, Jean (June 2, 1936 – September 1, 2010) Sportswriter
Nelson, Shirley Collie (March 16, 1931 – January 27, 2010) Songwriter website
Ņemcovs, Grigorijs (Григорий Владимирович Немцов) (December 11, 1948 – April 16, 2010) Journalist
Nettleford, Ralston Milton “Rex” OM(J), FIJ, OCC (February 3, 1933 – February 2, 2010) Scholar
Nettum, Rolf Nyboe (June 17, 1919 – January 20, 2010) Literary historian
Netzer, Ehud (אהוד נצר‎)‎ (May 13, 1934 – October 28, 2010) Archeologist
Neu, James A. “Jim” (November 18, 1943 – July 19, 2010) Playwright website; New York Times obit
Neuberger, Roy Rothschild (July 21, 1903 – December 24, 2010)
Newman, Edwin Harold (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) Journalist and author IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Washington Post obit
Newman, Roger (August 31, 1940 – March 4, 2010) IMDB
Newnham, Thomas Oliver, QSO (1926 – December 15, 2010)
Nicole, Roger R. (December 10, 1915 – December 11, 2010) Scholar
Nicoll, Murray (1943 – May 2, 2010) Journalist The Australian
Nielsen, Leslie William, OC (February 11, 1926 – November 28, 2010) IMDB
Nishizaki, Yoshinobu (December 18, 1934 – November 7, 2010) IMDB
Njawé, Pius (March 4, 1957 – July 12, 2010) Journalist and free press advocate New York Times obit; Reporters Without Borders obit
Nkosi, Lewis (December 5, 1936 – September 5, 2010) Guardian obit
Noble, David Franklin (July 22, 1945 – December 27, 2010) Historian
Noelle-Neumann, Elisabeth (December 19, 1916 – March 25, 2010) Political scientist
Nogueira, Armando (January 27, 1927 – March 29, 2010) Sportswriter
Noorda, Bob (July 15, 1927 – January 11, 2010) Graphic designer
Nordheim, Arne (June 20, 1931 – June 5, 2010) Composer website; Guardian obit
Norris, John (1934 – January 31, 2010) Publisher and editor; founder of CODA magazine Globe & Mail obit
Norton, William Wallace, Jr. (September 24, 1925 – October 1, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB; Guardian obit; LA Times obit; Washington Post obit
Nysted, Liv (August 27, 1949 – March 21, 2010)

Ó Buachalla, Professor Breandán (1936 – May 20, 2010) Scholar
Ochoa, Joseph Hernández ( – March 1, 2010) Journalist Committee To Protect Journalists notice
O’Donnell, Peter (April 11, 1920 – May 3, 2010) IMDB; Modesty Blaise official site; Shots E-zine tribute; The Comics Journal obit; Guardian obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Offen, Ronald C. (October 2, 1930 – August 9, 2010) Playwright and editor Chicago Tribune obit
O’Gallagher, Marianna (March 24, 1929 – May 23, 2010) Historian
Okasha, Osama Anwar (أسامة أنور عكاشة‎) (July 27, 1941 – May 28, 2010) Journalist and screenwriter
Okopenko, Andreas (March 15, 1930 – June 27, 2010)
Oliver, Margo (1923 – June 4, 2010) Cookery writer
O’Mara, Bridgid “Bree” (July 4, 1968 – May 12, 2010) online memorial; Guardian obit; Times obit
O’Neill, Gilda (May 25, 1951 – September 24, 2010) Guardian obit
Opperman, Kalmen (December 8, 1919 – June 18, 2010) Textbook author
Orellana, Jorge Alberto “Georgino” ( – April 20, 2010) Journalist
Orlandis Rovira, Jose (April 29, 1918 – December 24, 2010) Historian
Orlovsky, Peter Anton (July 8, 1933 – May 30, 2010) Poet Independent obit
O’Rourke, Fergus J. (1923 – 2010) Academic
Orton, Mildred Ellen (February 9, 1911 – May 6, 2010)
de Ory, Carlos Edmundo (April 27, 1923 – November 11, 2010) Poet
O’Shaughnessy, Brian Joseph (September 10, 1925 – July 7, 2010) Philosopher Guardian obit
Osler, Margaret J. (November 27, 1942 – September 15, 2010) Historian and philosopher
Osman, Mohamed Fathi (March 17, 1928 – September 11, 2010) Author and scholar
Ostwald, Martin (January 15, 1922 – April 10, 2010) Scholar
Owings, Mark (1945 – December 30, 2009)
Owsley, William Reese “Will,” III (March 6, 1966 – April 30, 2010) Songwriter website
Oyono, Ferdinand Léopold (September 14, 1929 – June 10, 2010) French author

Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso (July 23, 1940 – December 18, 2010) Economist
Padwick, Eric William (January 23, 1923 – March 29, 2010) Bibliographer Cricket Society tribute
Page, Patricia Kathleen, CC, OBC, FRSC (November 23, 1916 – January 14, 2010) Poet website
Palme, Michael (1943 – February 10, 2010) Journalist
Pániker Alemany, Raimundo (November 3, 1918 – August 26, 2010) Scholar
Pankaj Advani (पंकज आडवाणी) (August 1, 1965 – November 11, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Panza, Giuseppe (1923 – April 24, 2010) ArtInfo obit; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Times obit
Papakonstantinou, Michalis (November 1, 1919 – January 17, 2010) Greek author
Paraskevas, Betty (1929 – April 7, 2010)
Park, Clara Claiborne (August 19, 1923 – July 3, 2010)
Ruth Park, AM (August 24, 1917 – December 14, 2010) The Australian obit; New York Times obit; Sydney Morning Herald obit
Parker, Robert Brown (September 17, 1932 – January 18, 2010) website; blog; Guardian obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit
Parker, Rozsika (December 27, 1945 – November 5,2010) Historian
Parlette, Alicia Rose (January 11, 1982 – April 22, 2010) Journalist blog; San Francisco Chronicle articles
Partridge, Don (October 27, 1941 – September 21, 2010) Songwriter IMDB
Parun, Vesna (April 10, 1922 – October 25, 2010) Poet
Pasquini Durán, José María (1939 – 2010)
Passy, Isaac (Исак Паси) (March 13, 1928 – August 13, 2010) Philosopher noinvite.com notice of death
Păunescu, Adrian (July 20, 1943 – November 5, 2010) Journalist and poet New York Times obit
Pavic, Milorad (Милорад Павић) (October 15, 1929 – November 30, 2009) website; Guardian obit; Independent obit; New York Times obit
Peaks, Anthony (Apache) (December 26, 1964 – January 22, 2010) Songwriter
Pekar, Harvey Lawrence (October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010) Comic-book writer IMDB; online tribute; The Comics Reporter obit; Guardian obit; Independent obit; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Newsweek obit; Telegraph obit
Pelletier, Aimé (published as Bertrand Vac) (August 20, 1914 – d. July 23, 2010)
Pendergrass, Theodore DeReese “Teddy” (March 26, 1950 – January 13, 2010) Songwriter website
Penn, Arthur Hiller (September 27, 1922 – September 28, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Pennar, Dr. Meirion (December 24, 1944 – December 9, 2010) Poet Independent obit
Perrin, Jeannine “Mimi” (February 2, 1926 – November 16, 2010) Translator
Stephen (Steve) J. Perry (December 12, 1954 – May, 2010) Screenwriter and comic-book writer Comic Book Resources obit; Steve Bissette tribute
Peseschkian, Nossrat, M.D. Ph.D. (June 18, 1933 – April 27, 2010)
Philberth, Bernhard Josef (March 26, 1927 – August 8, 2010)
Phillips, Harvey (December 2, 1929 – October 20, 2010) Scholar
Phong, Đặng (1937 – August 20, 2010) Historian
Pickles, Judge James (March 18, 1925 – December 18, 2010) Journalist and author Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit
Pierce, Charles B. (June 16, 1938 – March 5, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Pillsbury, Edmund (April 28, 1943 – March 26, 2010) Art historian New York Times obit; Times obit
Pinney, Roy Schiffer (August 13, 1911 – August 9, 2010) Journalist
Pinnock, Clark H. (February 3, 1937 – August 15, 2010) Scholar
Pitt, Ingrid (November 21, 1937 – November 23, 2010) Actress and writer IMDB; Guardian obit
Piva, Roberto (September 25, 1937 – July 3, 2010) Poet
Placido, Beniamino (May 15, 1929 – January 6, 2010) Journalist
Plain, Belva (Belva Offenberg) (October 9, 1915 – October 12, 2010) website; IMDB
Plater, Alan Frederick, CBE, FRSL (April 15, 1935 – June 25, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB
Podila, Gopi K. (September 14, 1957 – February 12, 2010) Academic writer
Poindexter, Malcolm P. Jr. (April 3, 1925 – March 30, 2010) Journalist
Polak, Ada Buch (Andrea Buch) (September 19, 1914 – October 25, 2010) Art historian
Polak, Jacques (April 25, 1914 – February 26, 2010)
Ponce de León, Patricio (Aug 26, 1919 – Feb 26, 2010) Scientific writer
Pondaag, Pance F. (February 18, 1951 – June 3, 2010) Songwriter
Popescu, Nicolae (September 22, 1937 – July 29, 2010) Mathematician
Porter, Peter Neville Frederick OAM (February 16, 1929 – April 23 2010) Poet Independent obit
Post, Elizabeth L. (May 7, 1920 – April 24, 2010) New York Times obit; Times obit
Post, Howard (November 2, 1926 – May 21, 2010) Comic-book creator IMDB; Lambiek; The Comics Reporter obit
Prather, Hugh (January 23, 1938 – November 15, 2010)
Price, Chilton (December 25, 1913 – January 14, 2010) Songwriter
Prince, Al ( – April 8, 2010) Journalist
Proud, Pip (Philip John Proud) (1947 – 2010) Songwriter and poet Mess And Noise tribute
Przewoźnik, Andrzej (May 13, 1963 – April 10, 2010) Historian
Pusić, Eugen (July 1, 1916 – September 20, 2010) Academic
Puthenchery, Gireesh (September 23, 1959 – February 10, 2010) Screenwriter IMDB

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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