Obituary: Davie Bowie

Singer and actor David Bowie (b.David Jones, 1947) died on January 10 after an eighteen-month battle with cancer and 3 days after his birthday and the release of his last album. Many of Bowie’s albums and songs had some tie-in to space, including his hit song “Space Oddity,” which was released a week before the Apollo 11 launch but not played by the BBC until after the Apollo 11 crew returned safely to Earth, and the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bowie also appeared in several films, including The Man Who Fell to Earth, Labyrinth, and The Prestige.

SF Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s inductees into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame have been announced. The Hall of Fame is now part of the Icons of Science Fiction exhibit at the Experience Music Project Museum.

  • Davie Bowie
  • H.R. Giger
  • Judith Merril
  • Joanna Russ
  • J.R.R. Tolkien

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