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Cox, Arthur Jean

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Fan.

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(1929-2016) US fan and author who began to publish work of genre interest with "The Twilight Planet" (June 1951 F&SF) as Arthur J Cox; he also wrote as Ralph Carghill, Jean Cox, Gene Cross, William Dean and John Thames Rokesmith. His first novel was Nude in Orbit (1968) as by Gene Cross, a spicy "adult" murder mystery in which the titular naked woman is found floating in space (see Crime and Punishment). A second sf detective novel – set in the Asteroid belt and also featuring Aliens – is The Asteroid Murder Case: A Science Fiction Mystery (2011 dos), bound with selected stories as A Collector of Ambroses and Other Odd Items (2011 dos). [DRL]

Arthur Jean Cox

born 21 January 1929

died 2016



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