Obituary: Richard Hoen

Fan Richard Hoen (b.1928) died on August 2, 2010. Hoen was a twenty-year old college student when he wrote a letter to John W. Campbell praising the contents of the November 1949 issue of Astounding. Campbell ran the letter and set about creating the issue Hoen has described, publishing it in November 1949. Interviewed by Time Magazine at the time, Hoen said he had entirely forgotten the letter by the time the predicted issue appeared.