_We've just heard via +TheForce.Net
and Timothy Zahn's facebook page of Aaron Allston's passing.
Mr. Allston certainly inspired a ton of RSers, both in their fiction writing and to blast more TIEs out of the sky via the various games we play. He was also an honorary club member after a chat he did with us about a decade ago.
This really sucks.
Our condolences to his family and friends. He will truly be missed.