Friday, December 09, 2005

Robert Sheckley 1928-2005

American science fiction writer Robert Sheckley died this morning in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was 77 years of age. Sheckley began his long career back in the 1950s writing for a host of pulp magazines, and later in the 1960s mostly for Galaxy Science Fiction magazine. His work was notable for its humor, wit, and intelligence. Sheckley lived for many years here in Portland and came into the bookstore a couple of times, but I never had the guts to talk with him. My loss.

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