Jim Keith (September 21, 1949 – September 7, 1999). American author best known for the books "Black Helicopters Over America" and "The Octopus", co-written with Kenn Thomas. In 1970, after publishing an article on Dianetics in his sci-fi fanzine Untitled (co-edited with Jerry E. Smith and Larry Neilson) Keith became fascinated with Scientology. He later worked on the staff of local Scientology Missions in Riverside, California and Reno, Nevada. In the early 1990s he left Scientology.