Author Paul O. Williams (b.1935) died on June 2. Williams was the author of the Pelbar Cycle, a series of seven novels set in a post-apocalyptic Illinois. In 1983, Williams won the John Campbell Award for Best New Author. In addition to the Pelbar series, Williams published two other science fiction novels, the most recent in 2004. He was also a poet, having served as president of the Haiku Society of America, and was a professor emeritus of English at Principia College.
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