All of us at Gollancz and SF Gateway were saddened to learn of the death of Daniel Keyes. Although never a prolific author, he made an indelible mark on science fiction – and the literary world at large – with the incredibly moving masterpiece Flowers for Algernon. A Nebula Award-winning novel expanded from a Hugo Award-winning story, it tells the tale of Charlie Gordon, whose low IQ (68) is artificially enhanced to genius level and then . . . well, and then go and read the novel. You won’t regret it.
Daniel Keyes (1927 – 2014)