Thursday, June 29, 2006

Jim Baen has died

Jim Baen's death is a loss for the entire genre. Some people didn't like the direction he took Baen Books, but there's no arguing he was a man of vision and built up an independent publisher that gave many science fiction and fantasy authors their start. I didn't know him well--only that time hosting him during Aggiecon--but I'll never forget that while I was driving him back to his hotel he asked if I had a novel written, and seemed genuinely disappointed when I told him no.

David Drake has an appropriate memorial up at his site.

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