I just found out that Robert Lynn Asprin died yesterday. When I was much younger, he was one of my favorite writers, especially for the Thieves World series that he edited.
Thieves World was a really innovative concept. Essentially it was a series of fantasy novels (11 of them) full of interconnected short stories all written by a ton of great authors. The innovative thing was that as each writer created a new character, other writers would use those characters to expand the story and move forward. It was an entire world created by a bunch of different authors, held together by Asprin overlooking it as editor/god.
Once I heard he had passed, I remembered how much I enjoyed the summers I spent with his books, and went on Amazon and ordered the set (used, it was around $20 for all of them - shipping included). I want to see if it holds up to my memory.