Robert Lynn Asprin

in St. Johns, Michigan, The United States
June 28, 1946

May 22, 2008



Robert (Lynn) Asprin was born in 1946. While he wrote some stand alone novels such as Cold Cash War, Tambu and The Bug Wars and also the Duncan and Mallory Illustrated stories, Bob is best known for his series fantasy, such as the Myth Adventures of Aahz and Skeeve, the Phule’s Company novels and the Time Scout novels written with Linda Evans. He also edited the groundbreaking Thieves’ World anthology series with Lynn Abbey. Other collaborations include License Invoked (set in the French Quarter of New Orleans) and several Myth Adventures novels, all written with Jody Lynn Nye.

Bob’s final solo work was a contemporary fantasy series called Dragons, again set in New Orleans.

Bob passed away suddenly on May 22, 2008. He is survived by his daug

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More books by Robert Lynn Asprin…
Another Fine Myth Myth Conceptions Myth Directions Hit or Myth Myth-ing Persons Little Myth Marker M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link
(23 books)
4.00 avg rating — 128,047 ratings

Thieves' World Tales From the Vulgar Unicorn Shadows of Sanctuary Storm Season The Face of Chaos Wings of Omen The Dead of Winter
(18 books)
3.85 avg rating — 35,384 ratings

Phule's Company Phule's Paradise A Phule and His Money Phule Me Twice No Phule Like an Old Phule Phule's Errand
(6 books)
3.90 avg rating — 23,576 ratings

Die Diebe von Freistatt Der blaue Stern Zum wilden Einhorn Die Rache der Wache Die Götter von Freistatt Verrat in Freistatt Der Krieg der Diebe
(18 books)
3.83 avg rating — 3,798 ratings

Dragons Wild Dragons Luck Dragons Deal
(4 books)
3.83 avg rating — 2,572 ratings

More series by Robert Lynn Asprin…
“When things are at their blackest, I say to myself, 'Cheer up, things could be worse.' And sure enough, they get worse.”
Robert Asprin, editor

“In times of crisis, it is of the utmost importance that one does not lose her head.
Marie Antoinette”
Robert Asprin
tags: humor

“When old friends get together, everything else fades to insignificance."- War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death”
Robert Lynn Asprin, Myth Directions
tags: humor


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"Off the Planet;" Sword & Planet like Kenneth Bulmer's Dray Prescot Transit to Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #1); or Edgar Rice Burroughs's John Carter of Mars.
Transit to Scorpio (Dray Prescot, #1) (Delian Cycle, #1) by Alan Burt Akers John Carter of Mars (Barsoom, #11) by Edgar Rice Burroughs .
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"Goofy stuff": like Myth Adventures (Myth Conceptions) by Robert Lynn Asprin or Terry Pratchett's Disc World ... Colour of Magic - Disc world #1

Myth Conceptions (Myth Adventures, #2) by Robert Lynn Asprin Colour of Magic - Disc world #1 by Terry Pratchett
  7 votes, 14.3%

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  2 votes, 4.1%

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