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Robert Reginald
« on: December 06, 2013, 04:33:09 am »

Michael Burgess, who wrote under the pseudonym Robert Reginald, passed away on the 20th November 2013. 

At Rhemuth Castle dot com, Rob will probably be best known as the co-author of the Codex Derynianus.  Professionally, he worked as a librarian at Cal State San Bernardino for 40 years.  In addition, together with his wife Mary, he operated a publishing house Borgo Press and he also wrote a large number of fiction and non-fiction books.  His fictional works could be quite quirky and consequently weren't necessarily everyone's cup of tea but I always enjoyed reading them. 

Condolences to his wife Mary,  Z''l


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Re: Robert Reginald
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 08:37:58 am »
I'm sorry to hear of his passing.  Although I have not read his other works, the Codex is a wonderful way to continue to explore the Deryni universe.  For anyone who dabbles in fanfic, it is an incredible resourse.  Although there are a few quirky entries there, too!

My condolences to his wife, family and friends.
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Re: Robert Reginald
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 09:17:30 am »
I hate to hear that!  My condolences to his loved ones as well. 
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Re: Robert Reginald
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 12:48:39 pm »
Oh wow, that is sad news. Thank you for informing us.  I have the Codex on my desk right now. It has been here for over a year and it is always being opened and reviewed for this little detail or that.  Does anyone know the personal story behind the Codex. How did it come about?  Did he approach Katherine, or did she approach him, or was it a mutual sharing thing started with friendship? I would love to hear.

My condolences to Family and Friends.

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Re: Robert Reginald
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 05:35:49 pm »
Oh no.

I'm so sorry to hear that.  My sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones.
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Re: Robert Reginald
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2013, 02:41:18 am »
Oh good heavens... Thank you Donald for letting us know. This is very sad news, indeed. Poor Mary! I know he had a serious heart attack a number of years ago that almost took him away at that time. Do you know if it was a heart attack this time, Donald?
Makes me wish I had been in better touch with him in recent years.  :-\

I believe Katherine originally approached Rob about doing the Codex. Their relationship and their collaboration as authors had high points....and less high points.

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Re: Robert Reginald
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2013, 03:49:54 pm »
Maybe KK could put him in the book as a character (like Anne McCafferty did with Johnie Greene),
maybe as a Deryni scholar.  I too enjoy the codex and wish other book series I like had a similar reference.

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Re: Robert Reginald
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2013, 09:21:35 am »
Oh wow. Sorry to hear of Robert's passing. He will be missed in the fandom of the Deryni


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