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Death noticed a post at the Baen Bar Forum that reported an unfortunate story from earlier this week. Jim Baen, the founder of famous science fiction/fantasy publishing company Baen Books, had a stroke on Monday. He is famous for his interaction with readers online and was a strong proponent of innovative technologies such as the Baen Free Library. The first seven Wing Commander novels were published by Baen Books, and many WC fans should be familiar with quite a few other items from the publisher. Hopefully Mr. Baen has a successful recovery.
I'm sorry to have to announce that Jim Baen suffered a stroke on Monday, and has been in the hospital ever since. His condition is serious, but it's too early for any prognosis as to how he'll fare from here on in.

His family has arrived in NC, and are with him in the hospital. I've been to see him, as have other members of Baen's staff and his friend David Drake. In the meantime, so far as Baen Books is concerned, our plans continue on schedule.

The business is fine, we're all simply very concerned about Jim.

Toni Weisskopf
Chief editor, Baen Books


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