Polish writer Tomasz Pacyński dies

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Tomasz Pacyński in 2004
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Tomasz Pacyński - Polish fantasy and science fiction author - was found dead in his garden by his family on May 30, 2005. The cause of death is presumed to be either heart inflammation or myocardial infarction.

Pacyński, born on February 4, 1958, was one of the founders and the main editor of Fahrenheit, the first Polish Internet science fiction fanzine. He published short stories in such magazines as Science Fiction, SFera, and Fantasy, and in Internet fanzines such as Fahrenheit, Esensja, Fantazin and Srebrny Glob. He also wrote articles published in SFera and Science Fiction. He debuted as a fantasy writer with his 2001 novel Sherwood, based on the Robin Hood legend. He published four novels - the Sherwood fantasy trilogy and Wrzesień (September) - a post-apocalyptic political fiction novel, as well as numerous short stories. His humorous stories about Ded Moroz were published in 2005 in Linia ognia (Line of Fire) collection.

Pacyński will be buried at the Powązki cemetery in Warsaw on Tuesday, June 7, at 10 a.m.