Good night, Kurt Vonnegut

I don’t normally check the news first thing in the morning, but when I glanced at Yahoo!’s headlines, I was suddenly saddened with the announcement that Kurt Vonnegut had died at the age of 84. While he is known for his satirical writing and some pretty darn good science fiction, I admired him most for his role as a skeptic, and Humanist. Since Isaac Asimov’s death in 1992, he has been the honorary president of the American Humanists Association and he was Humanist of the Year in 1992.

He will be missed.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.