|Walter Braden (Jack) Finney|
|Born||October 2, 1911 |
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
|Died||November 14, 1995 (aged 84)|
Greenbrae, California, United States
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Genres||Noir fiction, science fiction, thrillers, comedy|
|Subjects||19th century American history|
Jack Finney (October 2, 1911 – November 14, 1995) was an American author. Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Greenbrae is a small community in Marin County California, located adjacent to U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story The short story is a literary genre of Fictional Prose Narrative that tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction such Nationality is a relationship between a Person and their State of Origin, Culture, association Affiliation and/or Loyalty The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A literary genre is a category of literary composition Genres may be determined by Literary technique, tone, Content, or even (as in the case of fiction Hardboiled Crime fiction is a literary style pioneered by Carroll John Daly in the mid-1920s popularized by Dashiell Hammett over the course of the The thriller is a broad Genre of Literature, Film, Gaming and Television. Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and Events 1187 - Siege of Jerusalem: Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule Year 1911 ( MCMXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 His best-known works are science fiction and thrillers. The thriller is a broad Genre of Literature, Film, Gaming and Television.
Finney was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was given the name John Finney. After his father died when he was three years old, he was renamed Walter Braden Finney in honor of his father, but continued to be known as "Jack" throughout his life. He attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Knox College is a four-year Coeducational private liberal arts college located in Galesburg Illinois. Galesburg is a city in Knox County, Illinois, in the United States. He married Marguerite Guest and they had two children, Kenneth and Marguerite. After living in New York City and working for an advertising agency there, he moved with his family to California in the early 1950s. The City of New York An advertising agency or ad agency is a service Business dedicated to creating planning and handling Advertising (and sometimes other forms of promotion California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. He lived in Mill Valley, California, and died of pneumonia and emphysema in Greenbrae, California. Mill Valley is a city in Marin County, California, United States located about north of San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge. Pneumonia is an inflammatory illness of the Lung. Frequently it is described as lung Parenchyma / alveolar inflammation and abnormal Emphysema is a chronic obstructive Pulmonary disease ( COPD) formerly termed a chronic obstructive Lung disease (COLD Greenbrae is a small community in Marin County California, located adjacent to U
Finney's first short story, "The Widow's Walk", won a contest sponsored by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1946. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine is a monthly Digest size fiction magazine specializing in Crime fiction, particularly Detective fiction.  His first novel, Five Against the House, was published in 1954. It was made into a movie the following year.
Finney's novel The Body Snatchers (1955) was the basis for the 1956 movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers (and its remakes). The Body Snatchers is a 1955 Science fiction novel by Jack Finney, originally serialized in Colliers Magazine in 1954 which describes Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) The year 1956 in film involved some significant events Events August 4 - The last film serial Blazing the Overland Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a 1956 Science fiction film based on the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney (originally It tells the story of aliens who invade Earth by emerging from pods and taking over the bodies of humans.
Finney's greatest success came with his science fiction novel Time and Again (1970). Time and Again is a 1970 illustrated novel by Jack Finney. The many illustrations in the book are real though as explained in an endnote not Year 1970 ( MCMLXX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Its protagonist, Simon Morley, is working in advertising in New York City when he is recruited for a secret government project trying to achieve time travel. This article details time travel itself For other uses see Time Traveler. Instead of using a physical machine, the participants steep themselves in the history and culture of a particular time and place, then travel there through hypnosis or self-hypnosis. Hypnosis is often thought to be a wakeful state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility with diminished peripheral awareness The term autosuggestion is used for positive or negative physical Symptoms explained by the thoughts and beliefs of a person Morley travels to the New York City of 1882. Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The novel is notable for Finney's vivid and detailed picture of life in the city at that time. Morley sees many actual historical sites, some now gone (e. g. , the post office that, until 1939, stood in what is now the southern tip of City Hall Park) and some still existing (e. New York City Hall is located at the center of City Hall Park in the Civic Center section of Lower Manhattan between Broadway, Park Row and g. , St. Patrick's Cathedral, then the tallest building in its Fifth Avenue neighborhood). St Patrick's Cathedral is a decorated Neo-Gothic -style Catholic Cathedral in North America
In 1987, Finney was given the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement at the World Fantasy Convention, held in Nashville, Tennessee. The World Fantasy Awards are annual international awards given to authors and artists who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the field of Fantasy. The World Fantasy Convention is an annual convention of professionals collectors and others interested in the field of Fantasy. 
Finney's story Such Interesting Neighbors was made into an episode of the Spielburg created anthology series Amazing Stories and starred Adam Ant and Marcia Strassman. Amazing Stories was an American Science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback 's Experimenter Publishing. Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard on 3 November 1954 is an English Musician, who gained popularity as the Lead singer of 1980s Marcia Strassman (born April 28, 1948) is an American actress best-known for her roles as Julie Kotter in the TV Sitcom Welcome
Finney died at the age of 84, not long after finishing From Time to Time, the sequel to Time and Again. From Time to Time is a 1995 illustrated novel by Jack Finney, the sequel to Time and Again, which tells the story of how Simon Morley working on a secret
The 1998 television movie The Love Letter, starring Campbell Scott and Jennifer Jason Leigh, is based on Finney's short story of the same name, which appeared in The Saturday Evening Post (1959). The year 1998 in film involved some significant events Events February 14 - Sharon Stone marries Phil Bronstein The Love Letter is a 1998 Hallmark television film starring Campbell Scott and Jennifer Jason Leigh Campbell Scott (born July 19 1961) is an American Actor, director, producer, and voice artist. Jennifer Jason Leigh (born February 5, 1962) is a Golden Globe -nominated and two-time NYFCC Award -winning American Actress The Saturday Evening Post was a weekly Magazine published in the United States from August 4, 1821 to February 8, The year 1959 ( MCMLIX) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The Third Level, Knox College's science fiction and fantasy publication, is named for Finney's short story and collection.