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Goodbye, Robert Aspirin... - Unbeliever's Land
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Goodbye, Robert Aspirin...
Goddammit, I *JUST* grudgingly bought two of his recent MYTH books (grudging, because even though they aren't as good as they once were, and I'd sworn off of them -- they're still addictive little popcorn books and I've been reading them since FOREVER), and *NOW* I find out the man just died yesterday.

I mean, I haven't really given Robert Aspirin much thought lately, and JUST "came back to the fold", so to speak -- and the man goes and dies on me, like, the next day.  That's just RUDE.

Ah well.  The only thing I really knew him for was the MYTH books, and as I said, even those aren't really what they used to be.  But even so... dammit, the creator of Klahds, Pervects/Perverts, Deveels, Jahks, Trolls & Trollops is BY DEFINITION immortal.  He was still one of MY authors, and MY authors do NOT have permission to go and freakin' die on me!

*SIGH*

Now I've gotta go get all the rest of the MYTH books that I seem to have... mythed...

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rickvs From: rickvs Date: May 24th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw him at the last SF convention I attended ...about twenty years ago, so this would have been close to the time I met you, Reed.

Asprin seemed pretty funny; I was especially pleased by his narration of "Gremlins Do Not Exist", which included a cartoon version of Frank Kelly Freas (pardon the art-geek shout-out). I gather that the narration thing was something he did a lot of on the con circuit.
rickvs From: rickvs Date: May 24th, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the "Gremlins..." artwork itself was done by Phil Foglio, if you follow that sort of thing.
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