Hell's cartographers: some personal histories of science fiction writers

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Harper & Row, Jan 1, 1975 - Biography & Autobiography - 246 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
My Affair With Science Fiction
46
Knight Piece
96
Copyright

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About the author (1975)

ALFRED BESTER was born in 1913. His fiction career included writing for the pulp magazines, comics, radio, and television. His extraordinary book, The Demolished Man, was the first winner of the Hugo Award for Best Novel and was followed by the brilliant novels The Stars My Destination, The Computer Connection, Golem100, and The Deceivers, and numerous short stories. Bester was honored by the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America with a Grandmaster Award. He died in 1987.

Science Fiction writer, Harry Harrison was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey on March 12, 1925 in Stamford, Connecticut. At the age of two, his family moved to New York and he grew up there. He was drafted into the U. S. Air Corps directly out of high school. After leaving the Air Corps, he attended art school. He worked as an illustrator for science fiction magazines and comic books. In addition to his success as an illustrator, he wrote short science fiction stories and novels. He is the creator of "James Bolivar 'Slippery Jim' diGriz," the main character in his 'Stainless Steel Rat' titles. Other titles include Deathworld, West of Eden, Stars and Stripes Forever, and the Bill, the Galactic Hero series. He wrote under the pseudonymns Hank Dempsey, Felix Boyd, Wade Kaempfert, Cameron Hall, Philip St. John, and Leslie Charteris. Many of his works have been translated into over 12 languages.

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