Just heard that a favorite science fiction writer died over the weekend. John M. Ford didn’t like repeating himself (or others) so he wrote science fiction, urban fantasy, thrillers, short stories, a space opera, and more. Plus, his two Star Trek books had a group of Klingons saving the Federation (“The Final Reflection”) and a Star Trek musical comedy (“How Much for Just the Planet?”). How can you not love that?
My first introduction to his odd style was from the award-winning supplement he wrote for the Paranoia role-playing game “The Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues.” Strange, funny, brilliant guy. There are some touching tributes from Neil Gaiman and at Making Light.