John Eric Holmes (1930 - 2010)Word has just been received that John Eric Holmes has died. Holmes was a former associate professor of neurology at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, an author and promoter of fantasy role-playing games, a noted fan and enthusiast of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and an American writer of non-fiction, fantasy and science fiction. His writings have appeared under his full name and under variants such as Eric Holmes and J. Eric Holmes. He wrote two excellent ERB pastiches, “Red Ax of Pellucidar” and “Mahars of Pellucidar.” He was guest of honor at the 1993 ECOF in Willows, California, hosted by Ralph Brown.[...] He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
I think Jayson Vey's quotation on Dragonsfoot sums up our feelings quite well:
"What would you have me do, Gandalf? First Gary, then Dave. Then Tom Moldvay, and now you tell me John Holmes has left us. Our list of allies grows thin!"