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Alfred Bester (1913–1987)

Trivia:

Jackie Gleason acquired film rights to his 1953 novel, "Who He?", a satire about the television industry, but although Gleason was interested in acting as the main character, he never followed it up. 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Collection: "An Alfred Bester Omnibus" (Sidgwick and Jackson) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

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 Fiction Writers of America's Grand Master Award for ... See more »

Trademark:

Stories of revenge See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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