Monday, October 02, 2006

Sad September

The fantasy/science fiction world lost two noteworthy men this fall: Charles Grant, a publisher of fine-quality small press books, and -- far more painful to my heart, for although I admired Charles I must say I didn't feel I knew him -- Mike Ford, brilliant and funny, who never had major fame but wrote a lot of stuff I really liked. I never exactly had a crush on Mike, but that's sort of how I felt about him. He wasn't quite 50, but diabetics have a tendency not to last as long as we would like. The Nielsen-Haydens have some nice links on their blog to his work. Farewell, friend.

-- Rachel Holmen

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