Obituary: Robert Holdstock

Author Robert Holdstock (b.1948) died on November 29 after spending ten days in hospital battling an e. coli infection. Holdstock was the author of the Mythago cycle and the Merlin Codex series. He twice won the World Fantasy Award (for Mythago Wood and “The Ragthorn.”) as well as numerous other awards. He began publishing in 1968 with the short story “Pauper’s Plot.”

  1. Graham Tyler — March 4, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    Devastating! What a loss to SF/Fantasy. I send my sympathies to his family, if he had one. I remember well when I ‘discovered’ Mythago Wood, I was hooked after that so was my elder daughter!

  2. Chris Page — March 6, 2010 @ 6:58 am

    What a total loss to the Fantasy genre.Robert Holdstock is amongst Britains best and apart from Alan Garner the only writer who has ever given me a sense of the mystery of our landscape and what may be hiding there.

    I will sorely miss this great writer and the British Fantasy Landscape will be forever changed.