Jim Young (1951-2012)

Writer, fan, and occasional Locus contributor Jim Young, 61, died June 12, 2012 in a Fullerton CA hospital of complications from a glioblastoma.

Young wrote two SF novels, The Face of the Deep (1979) and Armed Memory (1995). He also wrote short fiction, with his most recent story, “The Whirlwind”, appearing in F&SF in 2011. Young was active in Minneapolis fandom in the ’70s, helping to found the Minicon convention and organizing the 1973 Minneapolis Worldcon bid.

Young was admitted to the hospital in early June after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, which proved to be malignant.

For more, see his entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

A complete obituary will appear in the July issue of Locus.