SFF author Jay Lake passed away at 5:45 am PDT yesterday.
We spoke a few times by e-mail, and I only got to meet him once, but he had a profound influence on my own writing. I was looking forward to reading his novel, Original Destiny, Manifest Sin. It will never be finished, and the world will be a poorer place for it.
His family has requested that donations be made in his name to:
Clayton Memorial Medical Fund
P.O. Box 5703
Portland, Oregon 97228
If you want to leave personal messages, there is always Jay's website and his Facebook page.
I'm closing comments. Regular blogging will resume on Wednesday.