Bill Johnson (1956-2022)

SF writer Bill Johnson, 65, died March 17, 2022. He had Marfan syndrome.

Johnson attended the Clarion workshop in 1975, and his first publication was “Stormfall” in 1977. He published around 30 stories in all, including Hugo Award winner and Nebula Award finalist “We Will Drink a Fish Together” (1997). Some of his work is collected in Dakota Dreamin’ (1999). He co-wrote “Three Can Keep a Secret” with his college roommate and Clarion classmate Gregory Frost (2017).

William Anthony Johnson was born October 4, 1956 in Webster SD, and attended the University of Iowa, where he earned a degree in journalism and edited The Daily Iowan. He later got his MBA at Duke University and worked at Motorola before leaving to work for himself as a financial securities trader.

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