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Alfred Bester (1913–1987)

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Attended the University of Pennsylvania, studying the humanities and psychology, and received his BA in 1935. See more trivia »

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  The Juliet (author) (announced)
 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: "My Affair with Science Fiction," in the collection "Hell's Cartographers: Some Personal Histories of Science Fiction Writers", edited by Brian Aldiss and Harry Harrison (autobiographical essay) 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 time travel See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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