First and foremost, thank you to Marco for all of his excellent work. I cannot possibly express my gratitude for the work he has done and I wish him and his family all the best. What an awful time for this to happen, no less. It's unfortunate that we're in an economic place where you can excel at your job and still end up in this position. If there's anything we as fans and readers can do, of course, please say so. I too rank Marco with Ira Steven Behr, Ronald D. Moore and Michael Piller as the sort of strong, creative guiding hands that Trek needs and flourishes under. The more I think about this news, the sadder I am. Both for Marco and in a selfish manner. I can't imagine his influence and direction in the DS9-R has been overstated? I've gotten a strong vibe that he had a vision for that and several of his other editorial projects.... and that's going to be horrible to lose. Star Trek, my library, and all the readers, authors, the characters and their stories are all lesser for having lost Marco and his influence. Again, my best if you're reading this Marco and I'm positive you'll be kicking ass and taking names wherever the Great River takes you next.