Tom Clancy: R.I.P.
Bill Quick

Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies at Age 66 – Yahoo Finance

According to the Publishers Weekly Twitter account, American author Tom Clancy died Wednesday in a Baltimore hospital at age 66.  A cause of death has not been revealed.

Ah, crab.

The guy was a year younger than I am, too.

I remember the joy with which I read his (at the time groundbreaking) technothrillers.  And, of course, his first book was turned down by the “legitimate” a dozen times.  Of course, the level of brain-dead stupidity exibited by the publishing “gatekeepers” makes one wonder how they managed to stay in business in the first place.

Tom Clancy Dead: Celebrated Thriller Author Dies at Age 66 – Yahoo Finance

Clancy has been a lifetime supporter of conservative and Republican causes in America,  a member of the  National Rifle Association  since 1978, and was  part-owner of the  Baltimore Orioles.

Which will probably result in reporting of his death being somewhat limited in the lefty media.  By their standards, no conservative can be a real writer.

UPDATE:  Stephen Green » Tom Clancy: RIP

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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