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Alfred Bester (1913–1987)

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His first novel, "The Demolished Man" (1953), received the first Hugo Award ever given for Best Novel. The joke among fans is that the book was so great that the World Science Fiction Society had to create an award just to acknowledge it and bestow on it an unforgettable place in science fiction history. 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:

Short Story: "Voyage to Nowhere" 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:

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 »

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Stories of nostalgia See more »

Nickname:

Alfie

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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