Thursday, February 24, 2011

Romanian SF writer Ion Hobana dies at 80

The Associated Press
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Ion Hobana, Romania's best-known science fiction writer whose works were translated abroad has died. He was 80.

Sorin Hobana said his father died late Tuesday in a Bucharest hospital.

Some of Hobana's stories were included in international anthologies, such as "The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction" and "Twenty Houses of the Zodiac."

His last book, a history of French science fiction before 1900, was published in November.

Two volumes on UFOs, co-authored by Julian Weverbergh were published in the Netherlands in 1970s. The books were translated into English, French and Spanish.

Hobana received several awards for his works, including one from Poland's Ministry of Culture and Arts.

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