The poet John M. Ford died at the age of 49. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
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.
People tell me they laughed hard enough to wake their spouses, that they’ve given away numerous copies to friends, and that it’s the one Trek book they’ll give to people they wouldn’t expect to like others.John M. Ford
There are readers who want every point to be clearly and unambiguously set forth, and there are those who want to pry ideas and meanings out for themselves.John M. Ford
I’m very happy that the New York Times has spoken well of my stuff; who wouldn’t be? But it’s not a choice I made.John M. Ford
At one point I intended to write precursor and sequel novels, about the establishment of the Web and its next evolution, but I am very unlikely to now; they would take place in a different universe.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