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http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-baen4jul04,1,6374581.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california

Jim Baen, a founder of a leading science-fiction publishing company who early on understood the potential for marketing the printed word on the Web, has died. He was 62.

Baen died Wednesday at Duke Health Raleigh Hospital in Raleigh, N.C., of complications from a stroke, said David Drake, a friend. Baen had been a resident of Wake Forest, N.C., home base of Baen Books.


http://david-drake.com/baen.html

When Jim called me on June 11, he told me he was dying. I thought he was simply having a bad interaction among prescription drugs. Though the stroke that killed him occurred the next day in hospital, Jim was right and I was wrong--again.

Mark.
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