Sunday, June 03, 2007

RIP David Gemmell

The BBC reports here that popular fantasy author, David Gemmell, has died following complications after a heart bypass operation at age 57.

I haven't yet read any of his books, but my stepson has been a keen fan for several years so I no doubt will get to read him eventually. From what I gather, Gemmel's heros are the dark violent types, often amoral, in the tradition of Conan (books about whom I devoured in my teens, providing countless ideas for RPG and fantasy wargame campaigns).

An author of 30 novels, Gemmel, sounds like a colourful character who will be missed by his fans. My sympathies to them, and his family and friends at his passing.

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