RIP, Robert Asprin, science fiction writer and anthologist. His Thieves World series rocked my world when I was about 13 -- I was just thinking about digging up those first couple volumes and re-reading them.
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On May 22, 2008, Bob passed away quietly in his home in New Orleans, LA. He had been in good spirits and working on several new projects, and was set to be the Guest of Honor at a major science fiction convention that very weekend. He is survived by his mother, his sister, his daughter and his son, and his cat, Princess, not to mention countless friends and fans and numerous legendary fictional characters.
He will be greatly missed.