Wednesday, March 25, 2009

RIP: John Kennedy

SFscope is reporting that author John Kennedy died March 18 2009 at the age of 63. Kennedy had stories published in Galaxy, Galileo, and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

He was an active member of Science FIction and Fantasy Writers of America and Northern Colorado Writers Workshop.

John wrote his first science fiction story at the age of 17. His second story wasn't started for 12 more years. That story, "Toward the Fullness of Fate," appeared in Galaxy Science Fiction in July 1976. He went on to write another story about every 5 years. They appeared in Chapbooks, Galileo Magazine and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine.

His long time friend Ed Bryant writes:

  • his wallet, John kept not only three different eras of Science Fiction Writers of America membership cards, he also had a slip of paper tucked away with the formulae for calculating both escape velocity and the event horizon. It's not unlikely he's using them now.

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