Writer Marie Jakober, 75, died March 26, 2017 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Jakober began publishing with SF novel The Mind Gods (1976), and other works of genre interest include historical fantasies The Black Chalice (2000), Even the Stones (2004), and The Demon Left Behind (2011). She was also a respected and award-winning author of historical fiction, and published nine books in all.
Jakober was born August 27, 1941 in northern Alberta, where she grew up on a remote farm. In the ’80s she was an activist working with Latin American communities in Canada, and she was a longtime employee of the University of Calgary Library.