Author Lucius Shepard (b.1947) died on March 18. Shepard began publishing in 1983 and his first novel, Green Eyes, appeared the following year. He won the Campbell Award for new author in 1985, a Nebula Award for his story “R&R,” a Hugo for “Barnacle Bill the Spacer,” and the World Fantasy Award twice, both times for collections.
Lucius Shepard, author of Green Eyes, The Dragon Griaule, and many other short stories, was admitted to the hospital for a variety of health issues on August 5. A week later, while still in hospital, he suffered a stroke. Shepard is currently in rehab and is having difficulty speaking and reading.