Author, screenwriter, national treasure.
Sad to hear of her passing as I've been reading A Summery Saturday Morning to my young daughter a lot recently. I used to own her VHS copy of Akira which she sold at a charity auction during a SciFi Convention in Christchurch, New Zealand. She heartily recommended the film and was very enthusiastic about talking to folks there about storytelling of all kinds which I thought was rather cool.
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