Bone, J F

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(1916-2006) US veterinarian, in the US Veterinary Corps for many years until 1976; subsequently a professor of veterinary medicine and author who began publishing sf with "Survival Type" for Galaxy in March 1957. His first sf novel, The Lani People (1962), is his most memorable, perhaps especially for the guilty and/or atavistic pleasures afforded male readers through his depiction of the Alien Lani, human-like females only happy when naked and when pleasing males; in the end, his account of the costs to this folk of human exploitation is graphically related. Later works, including three contributions to Roger Elwood's Laser Books imprint, are more routine. Bone's short fiction – about thirty stories in all – remains uncollected; his most-anthologized tale is "Triggerman" (December 1958 Analog), in which World War Three is narrowly averted after the destruction of Washington by, as it emerges, a meteor impact. [JC/DRL]

see also: Arts; Spindizzy.

Jesse Franklin Bone

born Tacoma, Washington: 15 June 1916

died Sierra Vista, Arizona: 6 January 2006

works

stories

  • Pandemic (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2008) [story: ebook: first appeared February 1962 Analog: na/]
  • A Prize for Edie (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2008) [story: ebook: first appeared December 1960 Amazing: na/]
  • A Question of Courage (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2008) [story: ebook: first appeared February 1962 Analog: na/]
  • The Issahar Artifacts (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2009) [story: ebook: first appeared April 1960 Amazing: na/]
  • Noble Redman (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2010) [story: ebook: first appeared July 1960 Amazing: na/]
  • To Choke an Ocean (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2010) [story: ebook: first appeared September 1960 If: na/]
  • Assassin (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2010) [story: ebook: first appeared February 1958 If: na/]
  • Insidekick (no place given: Project Gutenberg, 2010) [story: ebook: first appeared February 1959 Galaxy: na/]
  • Second Chance (Medford, Oregon: Armchair Fiction, 2011) [story: chap: first appeared February 1959 Satellite: pb/]

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