Minneapolis author and fan Jim Young (b.1951) died on June 12, about a week after being admitted to hospital for a brain tumor. Young wrote the novels The Face of the Deep and Armed Memory, as well as an handful of short stories. Young was active in Minneapolis fandom, chairing the actual Minneapolis in ’73 Worldcon bid, and wrote about early Minicons for Locus. His most recent short story, “The Whirlwind,” appeared in 2011 in F&SF.
Minneapolis fan and author Jim Young has been admitted to hospital and diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Young entered hospital on June 5 and underwent emergency surgery. According to his doctors, he is currently in a life threatening situation. Young wrote the novels The Face of the Deep and Armed Memory, as well as an handful of short stories.
Greg Ketter has announced that he will be closing DreamHaven Books on 38th Street in Minneapolis. DreamHaven has been in business for thirty-five years and, at one time, had multiple stores as well as a catalog and convention presence. According to Ketter, the catalog will continue and he will continue to attend and sell books at conventions.