Died This Day 9/2

Three well-known figures in the sf and fantasy field left us on September 2.

1973 – J. R. R. Tolkien (b. 1892), author of the Lord of the Rings trilogy

2000 – Curt Siodmak, (b. 1907), scripted The Wolf Man and wrote the novel Donovan’s Brain

2013 – Frederik Pohl (b. 1919), author of the highly acclaimed Gateway and under his editorship Galaxy and If won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Magazine in 1966, 1967 and 1968.

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  1. One of the stops on our road trip from Loncon 3 to Shamrokon was to Tolkien’s grave: had not realized he had “Luthien” included under his wife’s name and “Beren” included under his.

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