I’m shocked and sad to hear about the passing of Aaron Allston yesterday, from heart failure. I personally loved his Doc Sidhe novels (I’m a big Doc Savage fan, on which the Sidhe books were based), and was looking forward to seeing them released as ebooks; but he was better known for his Star Wars novels, set in the SW Extended Universe.
A publisher I’ve recently connected with had a working relationship with Aaron, and I’d hoped it would mean a chance to meet him some time in the next few months. Now, not only am I sad that I missed him… but I’m slightly alarmed, as he happened to be the same age as me (something I’ll unfortunately be thinking a lot about, as I shovel the latest batch of snow from my driveway today).
My thoughts are with his friends, family and colleagues. Sorry I never had the chance to meet the guy.