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Algis Budrys (1931–2008)

While born in eastern Europe, he has lived in the US since 1936. He initially worked for his father, who was US representative of the Lithuanian government-in-exile. He began publishing science fiction in 1952 in the magazine "Astounding Science Fiction" (now "Analog"). See full bio »


(age 77) in Evanston, Illinois, USA

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Known For

Who? Writer
To Kill a Clown
Dinosaurus! Miscellaneous Crew


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 1975 Who? (based on the novel by)
 1972 To Kill a Clown (novel "Master of the Hounds")
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 1960 Dinosaurus! (technical advisor)

Personal Details

Other Works:

(collection) Budrys's Inferno (aka The Furious Future) (1963) See more »

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4 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I have seen Adolf Hitler, Henry Wallace, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Douglas MacArthur . . . I have shaken Harry Truman's hand. I have seen the Graf Zeppelin . . . I have seen the swastika-chalked brick-halves that came through our windows at night, and I was playing in a sandbox in Manhattan the afternoon the Hindenburg cruised overhead on her way to a thunderstorm and her grave. I have been ... See more »


His own magazine, Tomorrow Speculative Fiction, was nominated for the Hugo award. He held a Locus Invisible Little Man award. He was also a member of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. See more »



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