Jeff Carlson (1969-2017)

Science fiction writer Jeff Carlson, 47, died July 17, 2017 of an agressive lung cancer in Walnut Creek CA. Carlson’s published books include Plague Year (2007), Philip K. Dick Award finalist Plague War (2008), and Plague Zone (2009), and the Frozen Sky series. He also published short stories in several publications including Asimov’s, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, and Strange Horizons and was a Writers of the Future winner.

Jeffrey Gustav Carlson was born July 20, 1969 in Mountain View CA. He attended college in Arizona, where he earned a B.A. in English Literature before returning to California. He is survived by his wife, Diana Gottfried, and their two sons.