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Javor, Frank A

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of US author Francis Anthony Jaworski (1916-2003), who wrote an estimated 10,000 "how to" articles for service magazines; he also wrote as F A Javor. He published six stories in sf magazines in 1963 and 1964, his first such appearance being "Patriot" (August 1963 Analog); three tales were included in the Judith Merril Year's Best S-F series of anthologies. The Eli Pike series of sf novels – The Rim-World Legacy (1967; exp as coll vt The Rim-World Legacy and Beyond 1991), Scor-Sting (1990) and The Ice Beast (1990) – comprises three capably framed intrigues set on Rimworlds, where Pike must maintain some sort of order. The series managed, despite the quarter-century gap between episodes, to remain fresh. [JC]

Francis Anthony Jaworski

born Jersey City, New Jersey: 30 December 1916

died Union, New Jersey: 18 November 2003

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