R.I.P. Jay Lake, Irreplaceable Science Fiction And Fantasy AuthorCharlie Jane Anders6/01/14 5:15pm2120EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkThe first time I met Jay Lake, he was greeting people at a convention party in a Hawaiian shirt and joking, "That's right. I'm Cancer Guy." Lake was willing to joke about his identity as cancer survivor, while also inspiring others. But his identity as a writer and editor of groundbreaking SF was even more important.