Like everybody else I started up with him after I saw The Hunt for Red October, which is of course an awesome movie. I was just startled to discover that the books were good, too. I always thought that they should have done Red Storm Rising as a miniseries; but at this point it’d be alternate history.
Rest in peace. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
PS: Yes, the books got rather large after a while. Many authors have that problem, once they get to the point where they can tell an editor ‘No.’ But let us not speak of that.
Bestselling author Tom Clancy has died.
— Publishers Weekly (@PublishersWkly) October 2, 2013