News item: 18 June 2014
Daniel Keyes, author of the powerful and unforgettable sf tragedy Flowers for Algernon (April 1959 F&SF; exp 1966), died on 15 June 2014. He was 86. The short version of his masterwork won a richly deserved Hugo Award and the full-length book a Nebula. There have been many media adaptations including the film Charly (1968). SFWA honoured Daniel Keyes with its Author Emeritus life-achievement award in 2006. His last published book was The Asylum Prophecies (2009).