Tom Clancy http://nwpr.org en Remembering Tom Clancy, 'Faulkner In A Flak Jacket' http://nwpr.org/post/remembering-tom-clancy-faulkner-flak-jacket The Army rejected him because of his bad eyes — he was nearsighted — but Tom Clancy, who went into the family insurance business instead of the military, turned out to have the greatest vision of modern warfare of any writer of our time. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:23:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 35177 at http://nwpr.org Remembering Tom Clancy, 'Faulkner In A Flak Jacket' Book News: Tom Clancy Remembered As The Father Of A Genre http://nwpr.org/post/book-news-tom-clancy-remembered-father-genre <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Tributes for writer Tom Clancy, who <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/02/228457438/tom-clancy-master-of-military-techno-thrillers-dies">died</a> on Tuesday at age 66, have poured in from other authors, who note that his fast-paced and technology-heavy thrillers redefined a genre. Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:05:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 35175 at http://nwpr.org Book News: Tom Clancy Remembered As The Father Of A Genre Tom Clancy Dies, Left 'Indelible Mark' On Thriller Genre http://nwpr.org/post/tom-clancy-dies-left-indelible-mark-thriller-genre Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died. He was 66 years old. Beginning with the publication of his 1984 megahit <em>The Hunt for Red October,</em> Clancy wrote a string of blockbuster thrillers inspired by his fascination with military hardware and history.<p>Clancy didn't mince words when he talked to would-be writers. "If your objective is to write a book, get a computer and write the damn book," he told members of the military at a 2004 writing workshop. "Yes, you can do this if you try hard enough. It's a lot easier than you realize it is."<p>Clancy was speaking from experience. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:56:00 +0000 Lynn Neary 35172 at http://nwpr.org Tom Clancy Dies, Left 'Indelible Mark' On Thriller Genre Tom Clancy, Master Of Military Techno-Thrillers, Dies http://nwpr.org/post/tom-clancy-master-military-techno-thrillers-dies Tom Clancy, the best-selling writer of such "techno-thrillers" as <em>The Hunt for Red October</em>, <em>Red Storm Rising</em> and <em>Patriot Games</em>, has died.<p>He was 66.<p>The news of his death was first reported in tweets from <a href="https://twitter.com/PublishersWkly/statuses/385405478077206528" target="_blank">Publishers Weekly</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/juliebosman/statuses/385408023226634240" target="_blank"><em>New York Times</em> books reporter Julie Bosman</a>. It was confirmed to NPR Wednesday morning in a statement from his publisher, G.P. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:19:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 35106 at http://nwpr.org Tom Clancy, Master Of Military Techno-Thrillers, Dies