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News item dated 13 August 2018

The Scots sf and fantasy author Michael Scott Rohan died in hospital in his home town of Edinburgh on 12 August 2018; he was 67. Although his first novel Run to the Stars (1983, pictured) was a lively science-fiction adventure, his considerable reputation rests mainly on the Winter of the World fantasy sequence beginning with The Anvil of Ice (1986) and the Spiral science-fantasies beginning with Chase the Morning (1990).

Speaking personally, Mike Rohan was an old and valued friend (we first met at the Oxford University SF Group in the early 1970s) whose unexpected death leaves an aching hole in the world. – David Langford

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