Rob Holdstock passed away

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Rob Holdstock passed away

Post by aegidian » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:00 pm

I hear from David Langford that Rob Holdstock, author of The Dark Wheel is seriously ill and in intensive care.

I'm sure all our thoughts are with him, and wish him a speedy recovery.
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Post by DaddyHoggy » Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:30 pm

:shock: Oh no!

Agreed - positive thoughts winging his way.

(note: have scoured the web - no other news about the great man - so if you find out any more please let us know!)
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Post by drew » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:35 pm

Sad news indeed. Hope he gets better. Anyway we can send our best wishes?

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Post by Rxke » Fri Nov 20, 2009 7:17 am

drew wrote: Anyway we can send our best wishes?
That would be nice.


hoping he recovers swiftly

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Post by aegidian » Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:53 pm

Well, Dave said he shouldn't be contacted directly, so his agents are the best place to send your good wishes:

http://robertholdstock.com/contact/
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Post by Rxke » Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:43 am

Thanks Giles, mightily appreciated!


...But I'm a bit wary, if you send a 'get better' card/letter and it turns out he's too ill to get better, isn't that bad manners then? :?

What to do in such a case (when you don't know what's really going on)

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:55 pm

Rxke wrote:Thanks Giles, mightily appreciated!


...But I'm a bit wary, if you send a 'get better' card/letter and it turns out he's too ill to get better, isn't that bad manners then? :?

What to do in such a case (when you don't know what's really going on)
I just emailed his UK agent and asked, if possible, that my best wishes were passed on to him from a loyal fan.
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Post by drew » Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:47 pm

Me too.

Cool article he wrote for the Guardian here (they didn't publish it - idiots!). Gives an interesting insight into the man...

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:39 am

drew wrote:Me too.

Cool article he wrote for the Guardian here (they didn't publish it - idiots!). Gives an interesting insight into the man...

Cheers,

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Ohhhh... Cool link Drew - nice one!

I remember seeing an interview with him many years ago where he admits that he owes the whole of the Mythago Saga to Dark Wheel - because he was paid 17.5p per copy of ELite sold with DW in it - then the money started rolling in and didn't stop - so he could stop his day job and concentrate on getting the Ryhope Woods stories sorted out in his head - and what a set of tales he told!
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Post by aegidian » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:26 pm

Sadly, Rob Holdstock died of complications from an e coli infection at 4am this morning.
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Post by Kaks » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:02 pm

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Sorry to hear that :(
His novel was truly inspiring for a lot of Jamesons out there. And his other works too.

You're never truly dead when a bit of you lives on in the hearts and minds of others.

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:19 pm

:cry: What a wonderful man to have passed on so relatively young - his recent Merlin Codex work was fabulous, and Lavondyss remains in my top 3 books of all time.

Of course, my thoughts are with his family.

As Kaks says, he wrote so many wonderful stories, he will live on for many generations to come.
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Post by Rxke » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:24 pm

:cry:

Wow, that really sucks, what a way to go...

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Post by drew » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:37 pm

aegidian wrote:Sadly, Rob Holdstock died of complications from an e coli infection at 4am this morning.
Absolutely gutted! :cry:

That's truly terrible. Sympathies to his family of course, but a huge loss to all.

As has been said, an inspiration to the game, to the players, and, on a personal note, one of the main reasons I took up writing and 'space stuff'.

The Dark Wheel salutes you Rob. Right on, Commander!

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Post by DaddyHoggy » Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:41 pm

drew wrote:<snip>

As has been said, an inspiration to the game, to the players, and, on a personal note, one of the main reasons I took up writing and 'space stuff'.

The Dark Wheel salutes you Rob. Right on, Commander!

Cheers,

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Same here Drew, same here!
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