Jones, Raymond F.

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Jones, Raymond F. Gender: M
Raymond Fisher Jones
born on 17 November 1915 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Salt Lake City, Utah, 40n46, 111w53
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°16 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 11°12'


American science fiction author, best known for his 1952 novel, This Island Earth, which was adapted into the eponymous 1955 film. Most of Jones' short fiction was published during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, in magazines such as Thrilling Wonder Stories, Astounding Stories, and Galaxy. His sixteen novels were published between 1951 and 1978.

His short story "Rat Race", first published in the April 1966 issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, was nominated for a Hugo Award. In 1996, "Correspondence Course", first published in the April 1945 edition of Astounding Stories, was nominated for a Retro Hugo award for best short story. Another short story, "The Alien Machine", first published in the June 1949 edition of Thrilling Wonder Stories, was later combined with two other short stories, "The Shroud of Secrecy" and "The Greater Conflict", and expanded into the novel This Island Earth, upon which the movie of the same name was based.

Jones also wrote the story upon which a 1952 Tales of Tomorrow television program episode, titled "The Children's Room", was based.

He died at Sandy, Utah, on 24 January 1994, aged 78.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Birth certificate submitted by Sy Scholfield. Wikipedia has 15 November 1915 in error.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels, short stories)
  • Vocation : Writers : Sci-Fi/ Fantasy/ Horror