Alfred Bester

Novelist, Author

1913 – 1987

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Who was 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.

Science fiction author Harry Harrison wrote, "Alfred Bester was one of the handful of writers who invented modern science fiction."

Shortly before his death, the Science Fiction Writers of America named Bester its ninth Grand Master, presented posthumously in 1988. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame inducted him in 2001.

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Born
Dec 18, 1913
New York City
Also known as
  • Alfred Bestor
  • Sonny Powell
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Pennsylvania
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Sep 30, 1987
Doylestown

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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