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Alfred Bester (1913–1987)

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He is frequently credited with having written the original Green Lantern oath, though he denied this. He did, however, create the villains Solomon Grundy and Vandal Savage, who fight the Green Lantern. See more trivia »

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 2016 Batman: Return to Arkham (Video Game) (character: Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy - uncredited) (post-production)
  The Juliet (author) (announced)
 2013 Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate (Video Game) (character: Solomon Grundy - uncredited)
 2011 Batman: Arkham City (Video Game) (character: Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy - uncredited)
 2004 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (novel "The Stars My Destination": story source - uncredited)
  Alcoa Premiere (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- Mr. Lucifer (1962) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1959-1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Turn the Key Deftly (1960) ... (writer)
- Murder and the Android (1959) ... (writer)
 1959 Naked City (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Scorpion Sting (1959) ... (story)
 1956 Conflict (TV Series) (original story - 1 episode)
- Man from 1997 (1956) ... (original story)
 1954 Top Secret (TV Series) (story and teleplay - 1 episode)
- This Man Is Death (1954) ... (story and teleplay)
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 1960 Dinosaurus! (technical advisor)
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Other Works:

Story: "Guinea Pig, PhD" See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »
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Personal Quote:

I'm not much interested in extrapolating science and technology; I merely use extrapolation as a means of putting people into new quandaries which produce colorful pressures and conflicts. See more »

Trivia:

Bester's short fiction sometimes features stories of nostalgia, and most of those are among his most highly-rated among fans and editors. He shares this theme of longing for the past with Ray Bradbury and Jack Finney. Bradbury and Finney had stories adapted for 'Twilight Zone (1959-1964)', as their stories were more easily adapted, whereas Bester did not, perhaps because he was prone to write ... See more »

Trademark:

Stories of nostalgia See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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