Like everyone else in the SF community, I’m shocked and saddened to hear of Angry Robot author Colin Harvey’s untimely death following a stroke.

When I was just starting to attend conventions in 2008/09, Colin (along with the Flash Fictioneers) looked out for me, he took the time to offer advice, and has been a fun friend to be around at cons ever since. Ever generous with his contacts, willing to give a shout out if you had a story out, willing to take the time to come along to panels and pretty much doing whatever he could to support new writers.

We were going to have a drink in the autumn at the next con we were both going to be at. Neither G or myself can quite believe he’s not going to be there with his famous big grin, a pint and that infectious enthusiasm.

Like many others, I will miss my friend.