I was sad to learn that fantasy and SF author Christopher Stasheff died a few days ago.
I was first exposed to Mr. Stasheff’s work back in 1979. His first book, “The Warlock In Spite Of Himself“, enchanted me (you should pardon the expression), and, with its several sequels, remains one of my favorites to this day.
Later, I discovered his “A Wizard in Rhyme” series, which has been a constant pleasure. Both are in my bookshelves as I write these words. Mr. Stasheff had a wry, snarky sense of humor, and loved to sneak jokes, puns, etc. into his books, so I suppose it’s no wonder I enjoyed his work so much.
Cedar Sanderson and her husband have published a memorial post for Mr. Stasheff on her blog, which I also recommend you read if you’d like to know more about him as a person. Sadly, I never got to meet him.
I’m sorry he’s gone, but I’m grateful he’s left us so many good books to read. If you’ve never read any of his work, start with “The Warlock In Spite Of Himself” and take it from there. You’ll have fun.