Monday, June 09, 2008

Algis Budrys, R. I. P.

Todd Mason has an obit on his blog. Ed Gorman has some personal memories of the man here.

5 comments:

Todd Mason said...

"William Scarff" is one of Budrys's pseudonyms...the painting he wrote that story around, for FANTASTIC UNIVERSE, also inspired WHO?, as Bill is good enough to demonstrate.

Bill Crider said...

"Who?" is in that same issue.

Todd Mason said...

Ah! For some reason, I was thinking the short form of "Who?" was in F&SF. "Rogue Moon" was, an that's what I'm thinking of, probably. Odd that the Scarff story gets the big line.

I wonder where "Scarff" came from..."John A. Sentry" was a re-arranged translation of his name, Algirdas Jonas Budrys, from Lithuanian into English...

Todd Mason said...

And Ed Gorman now has a better one on his.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks, Todd. I've already linked to it.