Obituary: Richard Kearns

Author Richard Kearns (b.1951) died on January 12, 2012. Kearns was a member of the Clarion class of 1978 and published a handful of stories, beginning in 1980 with “From Bach to Broccoli” in 1980 through “Raven, Jade and Light” in 1994. His best known story may have been “The Power of the Press.” He was briefly the editor of the SFWA Bulletin in the 1970s. Kearns was diagnosed HIV positive in 1987, the same year his story “Grave Angels” was nominated for the Sturgeon Award.