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RIP: Daniel Keyes (1927 – 2014)

Sad news…

Locus Online is reporting that author Daniel Keyes dies on June 15th.

Keyes is best known for his Hugo Award-winning classic story “Flowers for Algernon”, the 1966 Nebula Award-winning novel expansion, and its film adaptation Charly (1968). Other novels included The Touch (1968), The Fifth Sally (1980), and The Asylum Prophecies (2009).

QUICK MEME: What’s the Last Science Fiction or Fantasy Book You Recommended to a Friend?

It’s a holiday weekend here in the States, which not only means picnic and beer, but also slow posting. And what better way to fill some empty space than with a quick meme!

So, answer this simple question:

Q: What was the last science fiction or fantasy book you recommended to a friend?

Bonus question: Why? What was it about that title that made you think that person would like it?

For me it was Flowers for Algernon, which I recommended to my daughter because the short story was in her schoolbook. In her schoolbook! Yay, education!

Your turn…