Fantasy author and former Ann Arborite Robert Asprin dies at 61


Robert Asprin was reportedly reading a novel by British fantasy writer Terry Pratchett when he died in bed last week at the age of 61. Asprin, author of the Thieves' World and Myth Adventure series, and the 1990 bestseller Phule's Company, is said to have effectively invented the humor fantasy genre back in the 1970s. Local historian Wystan Stevens recalls: "Asprin wrote many of his books in longhand, on legal pads, while nursing cups of coffee at the Brown Jug on South University Avenue."

Read more about Asprin in wikipedia.
Asprin's obituary.


Very sad news, I recall him very well as he was the Scout Master in my brothers troop in Ann Arbor and knew his son when we both attended Hasley Elementary School in the 1980’s. I think the last time I saw him was when he spoke at the Ann Arbor District Library with Elfquest creators Richard and Wendy Pini.

Wow, I always knew about his books but never got around to reading them. I didn't know he was from Ann Arbor. It's always sad when good authors leave us.