Thomas Berger (1924-2014)

Writer Thomas Berger, 89, died July 13, 2014 at a hospital in Nyack NY.

Berger’s first work of genre interest is “Professor Hyde” (1961), and he is best known for his satirical comic novels, particularly Western Little Big Man (1964; adapted for film 1970) and sequel The Return of Little Big Man (1999). Many of his books play with the tropes of SF/F, including Vital Parts (1970), Regiment of Women (1973), Arthur Rex: A Legendary Novel (1978), Nowhere (1986), Being Invisible (1987), Changing the Past (1989), Robert Crews (1994), and Adventure of the Artificial Woman (2004).

Thomas Louis Berger was born July 20, 1924 in Cincinnati OH and lived in Rockland County NY. He is survived by wife Jeanne Redpath Berger.

For more, see his entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. See the September issue of Locus for a complete obituary.