I just found out today that Jay Lake has colon cancer, which has spread to his liver. I have not read a lot of Lake's work, but I have enjoyed what I have read and damned if this is not horrible news. Apparently old news as well, since the cancer reared its ugly head about a year ago, though the re-emergence of the Colon cancer and tumors in the liver are new news. The man is a good writer and he does a lot to inspire and encourage other writers (like Ken Scholes), so this is especially bad news. I hope things go well and though he has outright stated that the colon cancer will not be going away, at the very least it can be dealt with. I'd wish him luck, but I've no good luck to give.