Indeed, most of us considered him as “the smiling guy in the background.”
But then, one day, he brought in the manuscript of an actual, playable play he had written all on his own — it was called “The Ivory Power,” long lost, and it was a sort of idealization about what we might have been doing. It was actually moving.
And when he retired it was with a Ph.D. in chemistry. Only two Futurians attained the Ph.D. The other was Isaac Asimov.
Read more about Jack in The e-Fan (pdf).
A Little More About Jack Robins