Beloved science fiction writer Neal Barrett, Jr has passed away. He had a unique look at the field and infused it in his works. He wrote the Aldair series and others for DAW books. This is where I first place I remember meeting him in print. The last one I read was PRINCE OF CHRISTLER-COKE, about Corporate America taking over every aspect of life.
Thanks for the years of enjoyable reading. May your journey continue on another plane!