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Alfred Bester (novelist)

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Who is Alfred Bester?

Alfred Bester was an American science fiction author, TV and radio scriptwriter, magazine editor and scripter for comic strips and comic books. Though successful in all these fields, he is best remembered for his science fiction, including The Demolished Man, winner of the inaugural Hugo Award in 1953.

  • also known as Alfred Bestor, Sonny Powell
  • born on (101 years ago) in New York City
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: University of Pennsylvania
  • profession: Writer, cartoonist, novelist, editor, screenwriter, author
  • died on (27 years ago) in Doylestown
  • written works: "The Demolished Man", "The Computer Connection", "Star Light, Star Bright", "The Animal Fair", "The Stars My Destination", "Psychoshop", "Virtual Unrealities", "Redemolished", "Fondly Fahrenheit", "Who He?", "An Alfred Bester Omnibus", "The Science Fiction Novel: Imagination and Social Criticism", "The Dark Side of the Earth", "The Science Fiction Novel", "Starlight: The Great Short Fiction of Alfred Bester", "Experiment Perilous", "Golem (to the power) 100", "Carreras de Ratas", "The light fantastic", "Irrealidades Virtuales", "The rat race", "The life and death of a satellite", "Oh Luminosa and Brillante Estrella", "Golem100", "Of Time and Third Avenue", "The Pi Man", "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed", "The Four-Hour Fugue", "Tender Loving Rage"
  • film written: Murder and the Android
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Hugo Award for Best Novel - "The Demolished Man"
      • Hugo Award for Best Novel - "The Demolished Man"
      • nominated to Retro Hugo Award for Best Short Story - "Star Light, Star Bright"
      • nominated to Hugo Award for Best Short Story - "The Men Who Murdered Mohammed"
      • nominated to Hugo Award for Best Short Story - "The Pi Man"
      • nominated to Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation - "NBC Sunday Showcase" (Episode: Murder and the Android), with Alex Segal
      • nominated to Nebula Award for Best Novelette - "The Animal Fair"
      • nominated to Nebula Award for Best Novel - "The Computer Connection"
      • nominated to Hugo Award for Best Short Story - "The Four-Hour Fugue"
      • nominated to Locus Award for Best Short Story - "The Four-Hour Fugue"
      • nominated to Hugo Award for Best Novel - "The Computer Connection"
      • nominated to Locus Award for Best Novel - "The Computer Connection"
      • nominated to Locus Award for Best Art Book - "The Stars My Destination", with Howard Chaykin
      • nominated to Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel - "Golem100"
      • Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award
      • Prometheus Hall of Fame Award - "The Stars My Destination"
      • nominated to Locus Award for Best Collection - "Virtual Unrealities"

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