(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.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1979 -- Novacon 9 West
- 1985 -- Dragoncon 3
- 1990 -- Novacon 20
- 1994 -- Eurocon 1994
- 1996 -- Evolution, ArmadaCon VIII
- 1997 -- Westercon 50
- 2001 -- Picocon 20
- 2001 -- Boskone 38
- 2003 -- ConFusion and Her Friends
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