Gateway Essentials: Raymond F. Jones

101 years ago today, Raymond Fisher Jones was born in Salt Lake City Utah. A regular contributor to Astounding Stories and Galaxy Science Fiction among other pulp SF magazines, he is best known for the 1952 novel This Island Earth, which was famously filmed in 1955, one of the first major SF films to be produced in Technicolor.

Despite the fame of This Island Earth, no less an authority than The Encyclopedia of Sciecne Fiction rates his first novel, Renaissance, as his best, and it’s this that we’d recommend as a starting point.

You can find more of Raymond F. Jones’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website, and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.