Jessica Reisman sent this out with permission to pass it on, so I’m putting it here:
I’m passing on this news somewhat piecemeal, but trying to let enough people know who I think would want to know. Please pass it on as you feel appropriate.
Steve was fairly recently diagnosed with stage four cancer and a lesion on his brain and it’s progressed quickly. I heard from Molly this morning that he’s fallen into a coma and the doctor estimates two days. His mother and brother and ex-wife Molly are there with him.
Very sorry to be the bearer of this news.
Utley was one of the original Turkey City writers, along with Chad Oliver, Tom Reamy, Howard Waldrop, etc.
Between this and Jay Lake’s latest bout, it hasn’t been a good cancer year for SF writers…