I just heard the news that Byron Preiss was killed in a car crash on Saturday. Terrible, shocking news. I didn’t know him well – we’d met twice (once in Washington at World Fantasy and once in Boston at WorldCon) – but he seemed like a kind, decent man who was passionately committed to what he was doing. He obviously loved what he was doing, but when we talked family, it was equally obvious he loved them even more. We did two books together, and were set to do a handful more. My thoughts go out to his family and his friends.