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Alfred Bester (1913–1987)


He was engaged to be Guest of Honor at the World Science Fiction Convention held in Brighton, England, 27 August-1 September, 1987; but he broke his hip shortly beforehand and could not attend (tragically, he died at the end of that September from complications). He did, however, live long enough to learn that he would be awarded the Science ... See more trivia »

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  The Juliet (author) (announced)
 2011 Batman: Arkham City (Video Game) (character: 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 collection: "The Dark Side of the Earth" (New American Library) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

Most science fiction quite frankly is silly nonsense. See more »


He was a fencer while at college. The February 25, 1934, New York Times reports that the Princeton University fencing team beat the University of Pennsylvania team in a match that day, but that "Captain Alfred Bester of New York gained two epee victories for the Red and Blue." See more »


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