Jack Cohen

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(September 19, 1933 -- May 6, 2019)

Dr Jack Cohen was a British reproductive biologist also known for his science books and involvement with science fiction. His talks, with thought-provoking ideas always accompanied with cartoons became quite an institution at Eastercons.

He worked as a 'alien' consultant for Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight books (it was a struggle to justify phrases like "dawn rose over the planet") Larry Niven for Legacy of Heorot, Harry Harrison for the Eden books, and James White for Sector General

Based in the Birmingham area, he worked at the university there, then at Warwick University with Ian Stewart, when they collaborated with Terry Pratchett on 4 Science of Discworld books. He chaired Novacon 4

Cohen was a member of the high IQ society Mensa and through the society persuaded Isaac Asimov to visit the United Kingdom in 1974.

Obituary by Ian Stewart (IA)

Awards, Honors and GoHships:


Person Website(IA) Search: Fanac, Fan, Pro, SFE, Wikipedia, Reasonator 19332019

Also involved: - 2000 Best Related Book Hugo - ArmageddonCon - Ian Stewart - Mythcon 1984 - Terry Pratchett

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Also- 2000 Best Related Book Hugo