Gosh, I figured there were more fans than that here!
I just got through reading the tributes to him at his official page, and am horribly depressed.
Sting Chameleon's statement that writers never truly die makes me feel a bit better, but I'm still very bummed.
The world is nowhere near as cool of a place as it was last week.
"Jack the sound barrier. Bring the noise!"-Rat Thing from Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash
"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." -Bene Gesserit litany against fear