I am so sick to my stomach about this.
There's word filtering in now that Jamie Bishop, the son of science fiction writer, Michael Bishop, may be among the dead. Considering that we keep hearing about the German class as one of scenes of the shooting, and the fact that the professor who was shot in the classroom was Herr Bishop... I'd say it's pretty probable. And absolutely horrible.
These are the times where you wrack your brain for the names of people you know, who went to Virginia Tech, or might still be there. My senior prom date, who I lost touch with quite awhile ago, was a college student there. I have no idea if he's at the university still or what he's doing, but Craig Bonanno, if you're alive out there, could you let me know?
Zoe and I are going to cuddle on the bed now, as we attempt to deal with the horror--the tragedy that even from a distance, affects us all.
ETA, 12:30am: I just saw that ABC News has confirmed that Jamie Bishop is among the victims, and it's also popping up on SF-related blogs. My condolences go out to the Bishop family (although I doubt they read this blog, but you never know).