Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Robert Holdstock

I read the sad news today that Robert Holdstock passed away over the weekend. He was a versatile and stylish writer whose novels covered a broad scope in science-fiction originally and later fantasy. I particularly enjoyed his early works such as Earthwind, Where Time Winds Blow and Eye Amongst the Blind. He though gained lasting fame for Mythago Wood, a rich story that has many levels and which has become one of the most analysed fantasy books ever written.

Holdstock died of an E.Coli infection. He was 61.

1 comment:

Nik Morton said...

Yes, very sad - an infection caught while in hospital for a minor op, apparently. Age 61 - tragic. I have a number of his earlier works and used to correspond with him when he was involved with the BSFA magazines.