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Jerry Sohl, 1958.

After twelve years as a Pantagraph reporter, Gerald “Jerry” Sohl (left) decided to pick up his family and head to California to become a full-time science fiction and fantasy writer.
Seen here are his wife Jean Gordon, son Allan, and daughters Marty and Jennifer (we’re not sure who’s who, daughter-wise). Sohl already had nine novels published and would become a successful television scriptwriter. Once out West he wrote episodes for “The Twilight Zone,” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “The Outer Limits,” “Star Trek: The Original Series”,” and others.
His more popular sci-fi novels included “The Haploids,” (1952), “Costigan’s Needle” (1953), and “The Time Dissolver” (1957).

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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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March 4th, 2016