fantasy/science fiction author robert aspirin dies

Noted fantasy/science fiction author Robert Aspirin has died. According to the official Myth website, he passed away quietly yesterday at his home in New Orleans. He was 62: RIP, Robert Asprin.

I was actually a fan of his work back in the day, and I remember reading and loving his Myth and Phule series in my youth, circa junior high school. I only just discovered that he was half-Filipino. Now that I look back, in his Phule series, he incorporated a Filipino chef character that also taught Filipino martial arts. I remember thinking that was an interesting touch.

I haven't picked up one of his books in years, but his novels always had a geeky, fun balance of fantasy, adventure and best of all, humor. I'm definitely going to revisit them. (Thanks, Klint.)

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