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Harvey Jacobs (1930-2017)

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  • Started 1 year ago by C.C. Finlay
  • Latest reply from digdug

  1. C.C. Finlay
    Charles Coleman Finlay

    We are sorry to note that, according to his family, Harvey Jacobs passed away on September 23, 2017. Jacobs published many funny and memorable stories in F&SF, beginning with "The Egg of the Glak" in our March 1968 issue and continuing until his most recent, "The Fabulous Follicle," in our Nov/Dec 2015 issue. He was 87 years old.

    Here is his family's announcement on his twitter account:

    Posted 1 year ago #
  2. Of his novels, I read _American Goliath_ (1997) and _Side Effects_ (2008). Bought the latter on Amazon for $5 a few years ago, signed. Thought it was a scream. Witty as hell, funny, clever, _Side Effects_ had it all. I'll miss Harvey Jacobs and need to find and read more of his stuff.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  3. Ron

    I read his story "Gravity" which was republished in _New Worlds: An Anthology_ edited by Michael Moorcock.

    I think "Gravity" is a great example of New Wave science fiction. In the story, a woman who is married to an astronaut has an affair with a Space Age philosopher.

    Posted 1 year ago #
  4. digdug

    I went through my records.

    My favourite Harvey Jacobs story is:

    "The Man Who Came Close"

    F&SF December 1984

    Now, if I only could remember it. I really liked it based on the rating.

    Posted 1 year ago #

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