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LEE GRIMES was born in Fremont, Nebraska. Growing up the son of two journalists, it isn't surprising that he became a writer and editor. He graduated from Central High School and Yale University, later winning a scholarship established by the Omaha World-Herald's founder that allowed him to enroll in the Columbia School of Journalism He was married to Mary Aileen Cochran, whose father, Roy, was a three-term governor of Nebraska, from 1935 to 1941. In California, Grimes became managing editor, and later editor, of a family-owned newspaper, but would later resign in order to write fiction. His published work includes a children's book and five science-fiction novels. Among them are Dinosaur Nexus, The Ax of Atlantis, and The Eye of Shiva. He died in Hamden, Connecticut, in 2009 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, three children, and one brother.

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