kage baker, one of my favorite authors, is dying. there are a couple of stories about it here and, from tor.com, here.
i never write to authors. ever.
i'm going to write to her because her books are phenomenal.
if you haven't read them, you should. they're hard to find but, i promise you, it is worth it.
it is stupid and awful and pointless that there won't be any more of them.