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June 03, 2009

David Eddings, dead at 77

The SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) twitterfeed has announced David Eddings has died. Fiction Matters comments.

Mr. Eddings introduced many people to fantasy literature, himself inspired to do so by the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Eddings, who bore the distinction of always writing his books out long hand, was quite frank about the position of his books - there to make reading fun for people. He noted in an interview with Reed Magazine that once readers were no longer challenged by his books that they were free to then move onto “somebody important like Homer or Milton.”

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