With great sadness I report the passing of Rick Hautala. Rick was a remarkably generous man and a talented author with more than 30 novels spanning a long and successful career. He was a pleasure to work with, and I'll always be grateful that he took a chance on a fledgling publisher like Omnium Gatherum to bring one of titles back into print. To honor Rick, read one, any one, of his books. His voice lives on. In fact, read all of his books. I think he'd like that.