I looked but didn't find an author thread on him in the index. The August issue of Locus magazine has reported that James P. Hogan passed away on July 12. He was 69. Some Googling around revealed that he was found dead at home and that the cause of death was unknown. (I couldn't find an update on cause of death). For those unfamiliar with his works, they were mostly hard SF. I have some of them in my collection. What I read, I liked, and I was sorry to read of his passing. R.I.P.