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.
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.
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