Writers and editors

George MacDonald Fraser, 82; author of the "Flashman" series of historical adventure novels (Jan. 2)

Gilbert A. Harrison, 92; editor of the New Republic, helped launch new talent (Jan. 3)

Philip Agee, 72; former CIA official wrote book divulging agency secrets (Jan. 7)

Leo Janos, 74, former speechwriter for President Johnson and coauthor of autobiography of test pilot Chuck Yeager (Jan. 11)

Hone Tuwhare, 86; the first Maori poet to be published in English (Jan. 16)

Edward D. Hoch, 77; prolific short-story writer was fixture in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine (Jan. 17)

Margaret Truman Daniels, 83; the only child of President Truman, wrote well-received mystery novels set in Washington, D.C. (Jan. 29)

Rudy Abramson, 70; former Los Angeles Times reporter who wrote a widely praised biography of W. Averell Harriman (Feb. 13)

Robin Moore, 82; author best known for nonfiction works "The French Connection" and "The Green Berets" (Feb. 21)

George Marsh Fredrickson, 73; an authority on the history of racism whose work comparing the histories of South Africa and the American South helped spawn a new field of study (Feb. 25)

Arthur C. Clarke, 90; visionary titan of science fiction who collaborated with Stanley Kubrick on "2001: A Space Odyssey" (March 19)

Jon Hassler, 74; novelist chronicled small-town life in America (March 20)

Arthur Lyons, 62; wrote detective novels set in California and co-founded the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival (March 21)

Simon Michael Bessie, 92; book publisher guided literary efforts of eight Nobel Prize winners (April 7)

William W. Warner, 88; retired Foreign Service officer won a Pulitzer Prize for his book on Chesapeake Bay fishermen (April 18)

William Frankel, 91; editor guided the Jewish Chronicle of London for nearly two decades (April 18)

Charles Hillinger, 82; longtime Los Angeles Times feature writer developed a loyal following for his quirky reports on the weird and wonderful in California and around the world (April 28)

Elaine Dundy, 86; author wrote of her turbulent life with critic Kenneth Tynan (May 1)