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J F Bone

USA flag (1916 - 1986)

Jesse Franklin Bone was an American author and veterinarian whose writing gained prominence during the 'Golden Age of Science-Fiction' in the 1950's. His short-story Triggerman was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1959.

Following his college graduation, Jesse served in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel and retiring in 1976. After the war, he returned to Washington State College and earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

In addition to his science fiction books and short stories, he also authored the textbook "Animal Anatomy and Physiology," which was used widely in universities throughout the United States and internationally.

J.F. Bone has also published under the pseudonyms Jesse F. Bone and Jesse Bone.

Genres: Science Fiction
   The Lani People (1962)
   Legacy (1976)
   The Meddlers (1976)
   Gift of the Manti (1977) (with Roy Myers)
   Confederation Matador (1978)
   To Choke an Ocean (2011)
   Pandemic (2008)
Novellas and Short Stories
   A Prize for Edie (2009)
Anthologies containing stories by J F Bone
Black Cat Weekly #126 (2024)
(Black Cat Weekly, book 126)
War With the Robots (1992)
28 of the Best Short Stories by the Greatest Names in 20th Century Science Fiction
edited by
Isaac Asimov

More anthologies 

Hugo Best Short Story nominee (1959) : Triggerman

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