In memoriam M. A. R. Barker
Another noted person in fandom has passed away at the age of 83, Professor Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman Barker (simply known among his friends as Phil). Born in 1929, he was a brilliant linguist, Urdu and South Asian scholar studies teacher, a pre-Columbian cultures enthusiast, fiction author… and Dave Dave Arneson favourite game master. He exchanged letters with other authors of the genre such as Jack Vance and Lin Carter as well.
For more information, read the The Tékumel Foundation site.
Rest in peace, Professor.