re: Poul Anderson is in Grave Condition
- This is the latest from Greg Bear.
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This came to the RFF list from Greg Bear, one of RFF's founders
Poul Anderson has left Alta Bates hospital in Berkeley and is in
care at the Anderson home in Orinda. His daughter Astrid, his
and his niece Janet are flying in today to be with him. When I
Poul the day before yesterday, he was weak but lucid; both Poul
welcome email messages. Their email is trigonier@...
Karen has supported Poul with courage and creativity during his
stay at Alta Bates. She has prepared meals of many small and
that would tempt him when he was not inclined to eat; she has
menus to his dietary restrictions, and provided constant
relief from the discomfort and strain of hospitalization. Poul,
unexpectedly, has shown courage in the face of what was not, at
beginning, inevitable, but extremely difficult. Now the
arrived, and it is likely a matter of days.
My own loss is made difficult by the fact that I cannot be with
them at this
time, and that I stand to lose not just a grand father in law,
but one of my
favorite writers. Both Poul and Karen have provided immense
the decades to me and to hundreds of thousands, perhaps
millions, of others.
Please pass this letter to others not on the list, who might
wish to express
their love and appreciation.