Author and Hugo nominee William H. Patterson, Jr. (b.1951) died on April 21. Patterson was nominated for the Hugo for his 2010 biography Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue With His Century, Vol. 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve. He had recently finished corrections on the second volume, Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue With His Century, Vol. 2: The Man Who Learned Better, which is scheduled for publication in June of this year.
William H. Patterson, Jr., the author of Robert A. Heinlein: In Dialogue with His Century: Volume 1 (1907-1948): Learning Curve , entered the hospital upon his return home from Renovation with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. His hospitalization resulted in a transmetatarsal foot amputation.