Poet and sf author Gene Van Troyer, 58, died July 17 of cancer.
Van Troyer worked as an English teacher in Japan. He served for a time as an assistant editor of Star*Line, newsletter of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
With Grania Davis, he edited Speculative Japan: Outstanding Tales of Japanese Science Fiction and Fantasy, presenting stories by Japanese writers in English translation, a book launched at Nippon 2007.
He is survived by his wife Tomoko, daughter Miika, and sons Makato and Akito.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]