Ion Hobana (1931-2011)

Romanian science fiction writer Ion Hobana, 80, died of cancer on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 in Bucharest. Hobana was Romania’s best internationally known SF writer.

Hobana was born January 25, 1931 in Sannicolau Mare, near Timisoara, and studied science fiction literature at the University of Bucharest. He started publishing science fiction stories in 1955, and his stories have been translated into over 20 languages. He was an editor, translator, and historian, publishing a number of works on Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, French SF, and Romanian SF, as well as works on UFOs. Hobana received an award for his work from Poland’s Ministry of Culture and Arts.

A complete obituary will run in the April issue of Locus.

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