Deep mourning over the loss of celebrated fans drew readers to the leading stories in January.
There were also brighter days and some silly stories at the top of the list, like Ursula K. Le Guin’s satirical response to HarperCollins adding a morals clause to its contracts.
Here are all 10 leading posts for January 2011 according to Google Analytics.
1. Ruth Kyle (1930-2011)
2. Jerry Weist Medical Update
3. Jerry Weist Passes Away
4. Joel Rosenberg Arraigned
5. Ursula Le Guin Confesses
6. Snapshots 56 – Cart Run!
7. The Harlan Ellison Links Keep on Coming
8. Gerry Anderson Goes Postal
9. I’m My Own Father-in-Law
10. Asenath Hammond (1950-2010)
Time travel involved here? The “Jerry Weist Medical Update” posting has two comments posted in August 2010.
@Rich: It was a function of Google and I can’t explain it. I had wondered about all those hits at the time they came in and discovered when I searched for “Jerry Weist dies” Google would rank the old “Medical Update” post much higher than the more recent report of his death.