Remembering Jay Lake

Last week, Jay Lake passed away. 20140602-094136-34896858.jpg

I met him briefly at the 2009 Worldcon in Montreal. He was always a very colourful person, and a very prolific writer.

His novels and stories were fun and imaginative. But where his wit truly showed through was in his blog. He was openly critical of anti-science rhetoric, especially where it involved affordable access to medical care.

Throughout his battle with cancer, he was open about the process, both in dealing with the medical and insurance systems, as well as dealing with the process itself.

Science fiction authors are often asked to imagine the future. Jay could see his future, and how brief a time it would be.

The future is now, and while Jay has shuffled off this mortal coil, his words remain to us, his final legacy.

Rest in peace Jay.