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Algis Budrys

Algis Budrys, the man with one of the oddest names in sf! (It’s Lithuanian, btw!)

Sadly he died yesterday, aged 77. I didn’t read very much of his work but he was much admired in the sf field.
His book Who? is possibly his best known – not least because it was filmed and shows up on tv every so often. Once seen, you don’t forget the man in the steel mask! Rogue Moon was also memorable, and I also enjoyed The Iron Thorn.

He was nominated for the Hugo and the Nebula award 7 times, but sadly never won either award.

Another of the names I grew up with gone.


June 10, 2008 - Posted by | Author News

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