I’ve been amiss in not mentioning this so far, but an online auction is currently underway to help the Paul Haines Relief Fund.
As you know, Paul has cancer, and the treatment he faces is going to cost upwards of $20K, money he just doesn’t have. So far, SF community efforts have raised 80% of the money needed, and now Art That Scares You has been set up to help raise the rest.
I’ve donated a signed copy of Through Soft Air, Lyn’s donated her last copy of the rare Luscious-edited ASIM 11 (containing Paul’s story Hamlyn, it sold out in first run and to the best of my knowledge there are no more available), and a gajillion others have pledged novels, collections, artwork, manuscript assessment, blankets, soup, and a small child called Colin.
Get into it. The auction is online until 28th August. You can win yourself something cool and help Paul win his battle at the same time. It’s noble, with added booty!