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).
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!