Oh, dear. Science fiction writer Mike Ford has died. Making Light has more details.
I’d met Mike Ford on a number of occasions and had a panel with him at the most recent Boskone; we were friendly and he was a good friend to a number of my good friends in SF. I admire his writing and his whimsical spirit.
I have two of his books on my shelves. I think I’ll read one today. That’s the best tribute I can give to a writer, I think.
Addendum: Elise Matthesen, Mike Ford’s companion, shares a remembrance.