No film critic understood science fiction better than Roger Ebert. As a young boy growing up in Illinois he was taken in by the science fiction of John W. Campbell, among others. When films like 2001: A Space Odyssey hit theaters in 1968, his approach to its unique narrative was intelligent and apropos. Today, word has come that Roger has succumbed to the cancer that has dogged him for over ten years. Film literature has taken a devastating hit.
Enjoy the other side, Roger.