R.I.P. Jim Baen 1943 - 2006

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R.I.P. Jim Baen 1943 - 2006

Post by Ryujin » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:36 am

Farewell to a shining light in science fiction.

Eulogy by David Drake

He'll be missed, but his legacy lives on.

As for some of the stuff he, as publisher, was responsible for, here's the Baen Free Library.

I'm not certain if this is the appropriate forum, seeing as how mecha enthusiasts also tend to be SF enthusiasts; moderators, please delete if it isn't.
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Post by Tachyon » Fri Jun 30, 2006 2:46 am

I'm not certain if this is the appropriate forum
It's very appropriate and, yes, he will be missed. We were lucky to have him working so hard for us sci-fi fans.

Many of the mecha anime stories we enjoy are either loosely based on or inspired by western sci-fi novels that were translated to Japanese. Gunbuster/Aim For The Top! was [loosely] based on Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Bubblegum Crisis was heavily influenced by Blade Runner which is based on a Philip K. Dick story. I read last week that an episode of Macross has a reference to Larry Niven novels. The list goes on and on.
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