Madeleine L’Engle, children’s writer, passed away yesterday at the age of 88. She introduced me to the ideas of science fiction in grade one, long before I had any concept of what it was, through “A Wrinkle In Time”. I liked the book so much I “borrowed” it permanently from the school library, and it was one of those I lost in my little flood last year.
“A Wrinkle…” got me hooked on SciFi and all the wonderful thinking that comes with wondering what’s possible and what it would be like to experience those possibilities. It also gave me nightmares of the Man with Red Eyes for years. I haven’t read it in a very long time, which is something I should probably rectify.
Rest in peace.