I remembered seeing his name in the D&D Rules Cyclopedia indeed. Sad to see him pass away at only 53.
I was saddened to learn today that one of my favorite authors and game designers Aaron Allston has just passed away. Some of you may know him for his work at TSR (most notably for the D&D Rules Cyclopedia), or for his many Star Wars novels, or for his other pulp novels and rpgs. He was a wonderful storyteller and a decent human being.