Yesterday would have been the 58th birthday of the absolutely brilliant writer George Alec Effinger. I did an interview with him a decade ago and he was great, including sending me really long chatty emails before and after. I really wish he was still with us, writing with his unique voice. That is, when he was wasn’t flawlessly imitating the unique voices of others as O. Niemand. I barely knew the guy, and yet I still miss him.