An announcement from Ellen Datlow, posted on Lucius Shepard’s Facebook page:
Hi everyone, I know you’ve all been concerned with Lucius because he hasn’t been online for awhile. The situation is this. Lucius has been in the hospital since August 5th. About a week later he had a stroke while in the hospital. He’s now in rehab. He wants everyone to know that he’s okay, that he’s working on it, and that he cannot speak well, can’t write at all, and he can just barely read.
He cannot take or make phone calls right now.
This is all the info I have. I’ll post more news if I get it.
Shepard’s 66th birthday was five days ago. He is the winner of one Hugo Award, one Nebula Award, two World Fantasy Awards, one Theodore Sturgeon Award, and one Shirley Jackson Award.
[Edited 27 August 2013]: Originally, this article included the address of a friend of Shepard’s for cards and notes. At his request (he feared being inundated with mail), we have removed it. Instead, feel free to post on his Facebook page, which that friend is monitoring for him.