Thursday, 16 October 2008

Barrington J Bayley - 1937-2008

I just wanted to pay a small tribute to the science fiction writer Barrington J Bayley. He was a writer of enormous talent who produced work of startling originality. We went drinking when I lived in Telford in the late '70s and he was great company - witty, intelligent, and very kind. It has always been a wonder to me that he was not better known and his work more widely appreciated. A short obituary can be found here.

My heartfelt condolences to his family.


Papoosue said...

I'm sorry to hear that, Graeme. I've heard you mention him before and it seems as if he was a fascinating and talented man. x

Graeme K Talboys said...

Many thanks. It was a bit of blow. Not that long since we exchanged e-mails. Way too much of this mortality stuff about.

And I haven't forgotten about the Blog Award. My thanks again. Needs a bit of multi-tasking to organise that (doing all that thinking, pasting in URLs and the like) and my poor little brain is very Pooh like at present.

Papoosue said...

Yes, I do understand - and you feel thrown off your axis a bit too.

Ah, yes, said.