Well, damn. John William Steakley Jr. has passed into the light. John was an acquaintance from way back, and one of those people that when you bumped into him it was as if no time had passed at all. A character, in the good sense, he was an author, a speaker, and much more. His book Armor is one of those that most should read but don't. He was a good person to share a panel with, listen to when he spoke, and even better when you just sat and talked with him. He will be missed.