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   Writers: Jacob Thomson (1923 - , United States)  
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Born in New York City in 1923, Jacob Thomson was the last of 9 children, and the only son, of Russian Jewish immigrant parents. He was educated in a Yeshiva on New York's Lower East Side. Joining the Army Air Forces in World War II, he served as a B-17 bombardier in the 8th Air Force, based in England. He also married while in England, a union that endured for 48 years, and produced two sons and two daughters. His wife died in 1991.

After the war, Thomson returned to the Yeshiva and was
ordained as a rabbi in 1949. He also pursued secular studiesat Columbia University, earning a PhD in English Literature in 1954. During 39 years in the rabbinate, Thomson served a total of six congregations. Following his retirement in 1988, he combined his love of horror, science fiction and detective literature and started writing. He has also published a number of religious articles under his real name.

Thomson is a pseudonym, but he prefers not to
reveal his real name, as the "Thomson" material is rather
more erotic than would be expected from someone in his

Biography provided by the author, novembre 2004.

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  2001.  Alukam, The   (Amazon - Alibris)
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  Influences & favorites  

  • Andromeda Strain, The
  • Carmilla: And Other Tales of Mystery
  • Dracula
  • Frankenstein
  • From the Earth to the Moon
  • 87th Precinct
  • Conan
  • Martian Tales
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