Noted science fiction author Charles Sheffield has passed away.
I’m not sure what the first Sheffield book was that I read. Might have been Cold As Ice about ten years ago, maybe Web Between the Worlds, but since then I’ve been a fan of his work and sought out a good deal of it.
His non-fiction book Borderlands of Science is good to have around if you’re thinking of writing science fiction but don’t have the scientific background to make it sound convincing, and it’s been helpful to me in writing Strange New Worlds entries.
Sheffield will be missed.