Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
-The Book of Common Prayer
I was saddened to learn today that one of my favorite authors and game designers Aaron Allston has just passed away. Some of you may know him for his work at TSR (most notably for the D&D Rules Cyclopedia), or for his many Star Wars novels, or for his other pulp novels and rpgs. He was a wonderful storyteller and a decent human being.