I was sad to hear that leukemia got the better of Alex Mills, a staple in the WordPress community, and a nice guy on the few occasions I’ve interacted with him online. He’s been very open with his cancer, and so too with his decision to spend his last time at home. It’s heartbreaking, as these things tend to be. The comments on his post are mostly love from fellow community members, but also a fair share of people telling Alex to try this or that. I can’t help but feel that this is belittling, although most of those commenters are just trying to be helpful.

Thanks for all you did, Alex. You will be missed, I’m sure.

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Have you read <em>Haunted Futures</em> yet? cover

Have you read Haunted Futures yet?

I’ve got a story in the science fiction/near future anthology Haunted Futures, together with the likes of Warren Ellis and Tricia Sullivan. Check it out!