|Name T. Bass||Role Author|
|Born Thomas J. BasslerJuly 7, 1932Clinton, Iowa, United States (1932-07-07) |
Occupation Physician, science fiction writer
Died December 13, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Books The Godwhale, Half Past Human
Nominations Nebula Award for Best Novel, Locus Award for Best Novel
T. J. Bass, real name Thomas J. Bassler, MD (July 7, 1932 – December 13, 2011) was an American science fiction author and physician, having graduated from the University of Iowa in 1959. Bassler is also known for his controversial claim that nonsmokers who are able to complete a marathon in under four hours can eat whatever they wish and never suffer a fatal heart attack.
John Robbins has noted that Jim Fixx approvingly quoted Bassler in his bestselling book, “The Complete Book of Running”. Fixx died from heart failure at 52 while running.
Two of Bass' novels, Half Past Human (1971) and The Godwhale (1974), were nominated for the Nebula award. In both his books the Hive was a three trillion population of 'nebishes' - humans who had four toes and all aggressiveness bred out of them.