Author John Boyd (b.1919) died on June 8. Boyd, whose real name was Boyd Upchurch, began publishing science fiction in 1968 with the novel The Last Starship from Earth. he published several more science fiction novels over the next decade, including Barnard’s Planet and The Doomsday Gene. Upchurch published at least two historical novels using his real name as well as Behind Every Bush: Treason or Patriotism?, a look at the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
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