Even though I didn’t know much about Jim Baen personally, I wanted to take a moment to announce his passing. I followed this link from a few people on my flist. David Drake is one of my favorite authors–I absolutely LOVE his Isle series–and it seems like he and Jim were really close. It’s a wonderful thing to have such a friend, one who knows your flaws and cares about you deeply regardless. I’ll be praying for Jim, his family, and friends. And I’ll think about him on October 22nd, my birthday, which was his as well.