RIP: Drexel Jerome Lewis Bixby (1923 – 1998)

Jerome Bixby, science fiction author, passed away this week in San Bernardino Ca. Bixby who authored numerous short stories, the novel DAY OF THE DOVE and episodes of the original Star Trek and Twilight Zone, died of heart failure at St. Bernardine Medical Center on April 28, 1998.

Bixby’s short fiction appeared in Galaxy, If, Startling Stories, Thrilling Wonder Stories and Worlds of Tomorrow. He wrote 4 Star Trek episodes, including MIRROR, MIRROR which is considered one of the 10 best.

He is survived by three sons (Russ Bixby, Emerson Bixby and Leonardo Bixby). The family is having a small private service at Lake Arrowhead, Ca.

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