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Science fiction and fantasy author and poet who is best known for Growing Up Weightless and The Last Hot Time. Known for his intelligence and wit, he wrote numerous literary parodies as well as poems in Shakespearean blank verse.
He belonged to the Science Fiction Club at his alma mater, Indiana University, Bloomington. In the late 1970s, he moved to New York to write for Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine.
His novels, The Final Reflection and How Much for Just the Planet, were based on the popular science fiction television series, Star Trek.
He was born and raised in Indiana. He and Elise Matthesen were long-term partners.
He was a fan of Douglas Adams.
How did John M. Ford die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||49 years|
|Death date||September 25, 2006|
|Place of death||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
Quotes by John M. Ford
The language fictional characters use is chosen for effect, at least if the author is concentrating.John M. Ford
Well, it’s an adventure story, and a Bildungsroman, of course, but there was also the intention to describe a culture that had been seen in rather narrow terms.John M. Ford
Naturally, the reader has access only to the events I show and the way I show them, but as has been said, there’s generally a good deal of ambiguity in that presentation.John M. Ford
I don’t think anyone wants a reader to be completely lost – certainly not to the point of giving up – but there’s something to be said for a book that isn’t instantly disposable, that rewards a second reading.John M. Ford
The ideal, it seems to me, is to show things happening and allow the reader to decide what they mean.John M. Ford