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Jack Finney (1) [1911–1995]

This page covers the author of Time and Again.

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Jack Finney was born on October 2, 1911 with the given name John Finney. His father died when he was three years old and he was renamed Walter Braden Finney in honor of his father. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. After moving to New York and working in the advertising industry, he began writing stories for popular magazines like Collier's, The Saturday Evening Post and McCall's. His first novel, "Five Against the House" (1954), told the story of five college students who plot to rob a casino in Reno. A year later he published "The Body Snatchers" which was later reissued as "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Many critics interpreted the insidious infiltration by aliens as a cold-war allegory that dramatized America's fear of a takeover by Communists. Mr. Finney maintained that the novel was nothing more than popular entertainment. The 1956 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" was remade twice. With "Time and Again," Mr. Finney won the kind of critical praise and attention not normally accorded to genre fiction. Finney died November 16, 1995 of pneumonia and emphysema at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif. He was 84. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Time and Again 3,879 copies, 139 reviews
From Time to Time 1,151 copies, 21 reviews
Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1,149 copies, 53 reviews
About Time : Twelve Stories 405 copies, 17 reviews
The Body Snatchers 266 copies, 14 reviews
Three by Finney 212 copies, 2 reviews
The Third Level 114 copies, 3 reviews
Assault on a Queen 74 copies, 2 reviews
Marion's Wall 43 copies, 1 review
The Night People 40 copies, 1 review
The Woodrow Wilson Dime 40 copies, 2 reviews
Fifty Short Science Fiction Tales (Author) 424 copies, 6 reviews
The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century (Contributor) 351 copies, 4 reviews
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (Contributor) 306 copies, 2 reviews
The Arbor House Treasury of Modern Science Fiction (Contributor) 183 copies, 1 review
A Science Fiction Argosy (Contributor, some editions) 152 copies
The Pan Book of Horror Stories (Contributor) 140 copies, 2 reviews
5th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (Contributor) 136 copies, 3 reviews
Connoisseur's Science Fiction (Contributor) 130 copies, 1 review
My Favorites in Suspense (Contributor, some editions) 113 copies
The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (Contributor) 107 copies, 2 reviews
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
Invasion of the Body Snatchers [1978 film] (Story) 91 copies, 1 review
American Fantastic Tales: Boxed Set (Contributor) 89 copies, 2 reviews
The American Fantasy Tradition (Contributor) 88 copies, 2 reviews
Stories of Suspense (Contributor) 68 copies, 3 reviews
The Invasion [2007 film] (Story) 60 copies
Science Fiction (Author) 39 copies, 1 review
Operation Future (Contributor) 32 copies
Tales in Time (Contributor) 29 copies, 1 review
The Love Letter [1998 TV movie] (Author) 29 copies, 1 review
The Other Side of the Clock (Contributor) 17 copies
Lost Worlds, Unknown Horizons (Contributor) 16 copies
Tales Out of Time (Contributor) 15 copies
Tales of Love and Horror (Contributor) 14 copies
Science fiction verhalen [1969] (Contributor, some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
Griezelverhalen 2 (Contributor) 8 copies
Death on Wheels (Contributor) 7 copies
Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 1 copy
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