Obituary: Ernest Callenbach

Author and activist Ernest “Chick” Challenbach (b.1929) died on April 16. Callenbach wrote the futuristic novel Ecotopia in 1975, which laid out a design for more ecologically friendly living and helped spur the modern green movement. Originally self-published, and described as half-novel, half-tract by the author, it eventually was reprinted by Bantam and translated into a dozen languages.