8/9/1927 - 6/15/2014
Remembering the life, death and sci-fi legacy of Daniel Keyes
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Author Daniel Keyes, whose novel "Flowers for Algernon" became a classroom staple that explored the treatment of the mentally disabled and the ethics of manipulating human intelligence, has died, his family said. He was 86.
Keyes died Sunday of complications from pneumonia, said his daughter Leslie Keyes.
First published as a short story in 1959, and later as a novel, "Algernon" is a series of journal entries by a low-IQ laborer named Charlie Gordon who...