Jack Jardine

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(October 10, 1931 – April 14, 2009)

Jack Owen Jardine was a long-time L.A. fan who not only attended many West Coast conventions, and Worldcons including Nolacon, but shared the dais on panels with some of the biggest names in SF prodom. He belonged to AFSF and LASFS.

He wrote SF as Larry Maddock. His best known works are the Agent of T.E.R.R.A. series of books for Ace Publishing.

He was married to Julie Ann Jardine from 1956 to 1968, and they wrote two sf books together as Howard L. Cory; the penname was taken from her stage name, Corrie Howard.

Jardine spent the bulk of his adult life and career "researching" and writing about human sexuality. Under the names Arthur Farmer and Harry Barsted, he produced a series of softcore erotic novels whose titles typify their era, such as Lesbo Lodge (1963), in which many LASFans of the day are recognizable characters. His work can also be found in numerous men’s magazines of the late ’70s and ’80s (Hustler, Cheri, etc.).

He attended his last convention in a wheelchair, assisted by his daughter Sabra, after a debilitating stroke at the age of 70. His health continued to deteriorate until he succumbed to heart failure in April of 2009.


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